Celebrating Rural Development Success - Issue 08 - Project News

Sharing Success - Issue 08 - Project News


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A Celebration of RDP Past & Present - Wales has benefitted from the European Rural Development Programme funding for well over 20 years.

Projects - There are now over 1,700 projects listed in the project directory.

Case Studies - With the Rural Development Programme now in its sixth year there is a plethora of projects that have been able to share best practice and promote their stories in the form of case studies.

News - The latest news stories added on a daily basis.


Rural Development Programme News from Projects and Admin Bodies


'Multi-purpose Sheep' breeding for the first time in Wales - Innovative project aims to add value to Welsh wool

Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, a project by Menter Môn, has launched an innovative pilot project focusing on breeding new versatile sheep in an attempt to improve wool quality.

The project featured on S4C's Ffermio a few weeks ago, discussing a Multipurpose Sheep project. Click here to watch the item again.


Made with Wool 

The Made with Wool team ventured down to the Royal Welsh Show in the heat to meet new people and chat about wool. It was a great opportunity for them to introduce their free wool testing scheme to farmers from across the country too.


What are these new signs dotted around Gwynedd?

Social Farms & Gardens, the charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together, is working with Gwynedd Council to support communities in the management of verges and other public green spaces (such as parts of community centre grounds or parks) as meadow habitat.


Pembrokeshire Fresh Community Vending Launches

PLANED, the leading community development charity organisation based in West Wales, has been successful in obtaining funding and now given the green light by the Welsh Government to deliver the Pembrokeshire Fresh Food Vending Initiative in Pembrokeshire.

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Wales Community Food Distribution launch its first Ceredigion food hub

Wales Community Food Distribution, led by PLANED, is thrilled to launch its first Ceredigion food hub in July. The project facilitates volunteers to link with food producers and suppliers to have easy access to healthy and great value food.


Helping you to make a difference in your community

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is pleased to announce the approval of the first applications as part of the LEADER Grant Fund to support small scale LEADER activity in Ceredigion.


Call for more communities to pilot local investment models in their local area

Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig and Arloesi Môn, two of Menter Môn's schemes, have announced that they are expanding their internal investment project to several new areas across Gwynedd and Anglesey.


Next generation of pig producers revealed at Royal Welsh Show

Wales’ next generation of pig producers has been revealed at the Royal Welsh Show as part of the Menter Moch Cymru & Wales YFC Pig Finishing Competition.


Innovation and Diversification Event

The second Innovation and Diversification Wales event took place at the Royal Welsh showground on 15 June. BeefQ was one of 70 exhibitors who shared their experience and knowledge at the event.


HCC promotes world-leading food traceability

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has strengthened the brand integrity of the PGI Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef brands by engaging with local authority enforcement officers across Wales.



Wales Rural Network News provides a round-up of news, information and networking opportunities relating to the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It helps to facilitate the sharing of common issues and examples of good practice within Wales, the UK and Europe. If you have items to contribute which are related to rural development in Wales, please contact Ruralnetwork@gov.wales

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