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Details of £900m Welsh RDP Announced


First details of the long-awaited plans to use more than £900m aimed at transforming rural Wales through the new Wales Rural Development Programme have been unveiled by Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans.

Under the Welsh Government Rural Communities banner she said four key initiatives would open for applications next week backed by £30 million.

They are the Rural Community Development Fund which will improve community cohesion through measures like community transport and connectivity; the Sustainable Production Grant, which aims to improve agricultural business resilience; a Food Business Investment Scheme with a focus on jobs in the food sector; and collaborative Strategic Initiative projects in areas like woodlands, food innovation and the red meat sector.