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£1.5m Glastir Organic scheme to open in Wales

Staff Writer | September 29, 2016
The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, saidd an expression of interest window for a £1.5m scheme to support organic farmers and producers will open on October 17, 2016.
Food   A five year contract
Glastir Organic is a five year contract open to those who wish to convert to organic production and for existing organic producers to support ongoing organic maintenance.

Wales already has the highest level of land farmed organically in the UK. The Glastir Organic scheme is designed to increase uptake of organic farming even further in sectors such as horticulture and dairy, where there is potential for domestic market expansion.

Successful applications for the Glastir Organic scheme will be chosen as part of a competitive selection process.

The deadline for the Expression of Interests is November 4, 2016. Contracts will commence on January 1, 2017.