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Strategy work at Organic Centre Wales:

tractorAs part of our contract with the Welsh Government, Organic Centre Wales has a remit to provide information and advice on the development and impact of policies on organic farmers and farming in Wales.

This involves responding to relevant consultation documents that are issued, and liaising with officials on land management support schemes that affect organic farmers, such as the Organic Farming Conversion and Maintenance Schemes and Glastir.

We are consulting on a roadmap to guide the development of the organic sector in Wales up to 2020, but time is running out! The closing date is 14 August. Read this news item for details and to respond.

If you wish to comment on the analysis and conclusions then please go to the news page of www.organiccentrewales.org.uk to find the document and click on the link to the questionnaire to respond. Comments by letter or email are also welcome. read more
For information on our work, follow the links below:

Glastir Organic (and other Glastir elements).
Organic Action Plan for Wales including a history of support for organic farming in Wales
Rural Development Plan
Organic standards and regulations including GM issues.
Organic farming statistics

We can best do our job by having regular contact with and feedback from farmers, so if you have any views or ideas on grants and schemes, or the impact of new regulations please get in touch with at Organic Centre Wales.

You may also be interested in the following external websites:

Defra organic farming pages
Natural England Environmental Stewardship pages
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
European Commission agriculture pages
European Commission evaluation of EU organic support policies
European Commission organic farming pages
Organic Research Centre policy pages
Scottish Executive Agriculture pages

Other organizations:

Soil Association
Institute of Welsh Affairs
The Wales Rural Observatory

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Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248   E: organic@aber.ac.uk
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