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Rural Development Schemes to Offer £30m Boost


Rural transport, jobs and food production will be boosted by schemes offering £30m worth of funding. They are the latest part of the Welsh government's £1bn rural development programme aimed at revitalising and supporting the countryside by 2020. Deputy Farming Minister Rebecca Evans said the aim was to generate economic activity while safeguarding resources.

She said she wanted to ensure “the fabric of rural Wales is increasingly more resilient and sustainable”. “What we do today must be with a view to maximising the enormous opportunities there are in rural Wales, for the good of our future generations,” she said.