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Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5.1)

5.1 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding recommendation 21, which relates to public procurement of food, of the Committee's report, 'The future of land management in Wales'

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Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3.6)

3.6 Letter from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Chair in response to the Committee's report on 'The future of land management in Wales'

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Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from Andrew RT Davies AM on the Rural Development Programme Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs to ask for information on Rural Development Programme funding.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Plenary (Item 6)

Debate by the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on its report on the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales

NDM6347 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on the future of land management in Wales, which was laid in the Table Office on 26 March 2017.

Note: The response of the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs was laid in the Table Office on 21 June 2017.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.25

NDM6347 Mike Hedges (Swansea East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee on the future of land management in Wales, which was laid in the Table Office on 26 March 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 22/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policy - discussion of report

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Meeting: 16/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policy - discussion of report

Minutes:

The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 16/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policy - discussion of report

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 08/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

Consideration of the draft report of the inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policy in Wales


Meeting: 08/03/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Consideration of the draft report of the inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development in Wales

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Meeting: 15/02/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

Consideration of key issues relating to inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee discussed the key issues and agreed which areas it should focus on in its report.


Meeting: 09/02/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies in Wales - cancelled

George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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Minutes:

This item was cancelled. The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair on this matter.


Meeting: 01/02/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policy in Wales: scrutiny of the Welsh Government

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Development

Andrew Slade, Director, Agriculture, Food & Marine

Kevin Austin, Deputy Head of Division - Sustainability and Development Division

Rhodri Asby, Deputy Director, Climate Change & Natural Resource Policy Division

 

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Minutes:

3.1 The Cabinet Secretary and her officials responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales - Rural communities

Tim Peppin, WLGA

Cllr Jamie Adams

Councillor Goronwy Edwards

Dafydd Gruffydd, Business Manager for LEADER in Anglesey and Gwynedd

 

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence on the ways in which rural funding can maintain communities and stimulate business innovation.


Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Response from Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs to the statement on the future of agricultural and rural development in Wales

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Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales - Forestry and the uplands

Nick Fenwick, Farmers Union of Wales

Tony Davies, Fairness for the Uplands

Martin Bishop, National Manager Wales, Confor

Frances Winder, Woodlands Trust

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence on the opportunities and risks to uplands farms, farming in Wales, commercial forestry and the woodlands if funding support for agriculture were to change after 2019.

Confor agreed to provide further information on employment in the forestry industry.


Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales - Tourism and access

Adrian Barsby, Wales Tourism Alliance

Angela Charlton, Director, Ramblers Cymru

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence on the ways in which support for agricultural and rural businesses contributes to tourism in Wales.  They also discussed issues related to access and Ramblers Cymru agreed to provide further information on access to the countryside.


Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales - Funding, regulation and trade

Dai Davies, Chairman, Hybu Cig Cymru

Stephen James, President, National Farmers’ Union

Arfon Williams, Wales Environment Link

 

 

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence on the ways in which rural enterprise can be stimulated.  They also discussed the potential effects of changes in funding and regulation on agricultural businesses and maintaining biodiversity.

Hybu Cig Cymru agreed to provide further information on the ways in which they promote meat produce from smaller, upland sheep.


Meeting: 14/12/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales - discussion of written evidence

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Minutes:

Members discussed the summary of the written responses to the inquiry.


Meeting: 24/11/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Research Brief

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Meeting: 24/11/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1.)

Agenda


Meeting: 20/10/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1.)

1. Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural development policies in Wales - Stakeholder workshop

Venue: The Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay

 

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Meeting: 28/09/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies in Wales

Katherine Foot, Senior Lecturer in Rural Policy & Planning, School of Real Estate & Land Management, Royal Agricultural University

Dr Ian Grange, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Countryside Management, Royal Agricultural University

 

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Minutes:

4.1 Katherine Foot and Dr Ian Grange responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 28/09/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies in Wales

Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University

Stephen Devlin, New Economics Foundation

Minutes:

3.1 Professor Tim Lang and Stephen Devlin responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 28/09/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the future of agricultural and rural policies in Wales

Professor Janet Dwyer, Professor of Rural policy and Director of the Climate Change Research Institute

Professor Peter Midmore, Director of Research, Institute of Management, Law and Information Science, Aberystwyth University

 

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Minutes:

 2.1 Professor Janet Dwyer and Professor Peter Midmore responded to questions from Members.


Meeting: 22/09/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1.)

1. Agenda

Supporting documents:

  • CCERA(5)-5 p1 Agenda

 

 

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