Agriculture and farming are still the biggest industries in Wales. Just under a fifth of the Welsh population works somewhere in the food and drink supply chain.

The world’s finest fish and shellfish

Welsh produce is synonymous with quality the world over. The seas around Wales supply many European nations which are themselves famous for fish. From sea bass to shellfish, from Aberdaron to Milford Haven, the Welsh fishing industry is among the most productive in the world.

Powerhouse of the UK livestock industry

In livestock farming, too, Wales is the powerhouse of UK agriculture. A third of Britain’s sheep and quarter of its cows live in Wales. Organic production, rare breed and specialist producers are all growing.

 

And the same is true for dairy, poultry, game – indeed, the whole food and drink supply chain.

Welsh Government support

Such is its strategic importance to the Welsh economy that the industry benefits from strong and consistent support from the Welsh Government. Market advantages include: good access to private finance as well as some public sector support; Welsh and UK Government market development and export support; excellent HE links aligned with state of the art product development and incubation facilities.

Not to mention an agricultural workforce with a depth of collective experience and a breadth of 21st century skill-sets that cannot be matched elsewhere.