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5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Carolyn, for that. You are right, the approach to taking this forward I think is a signal of the way that we want to work across a range of sectors and ways of working within Government, which is work with those people on the front line, in this case, literally, in the field, dealing with cattle on a day-to-day basis, and learn from them what the benefits of this will be, as well...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Llyr, thank you very much for those questions, and thank you as well for, broadly speaking, the welcome for this on the basis that it has been brought forward by people who've been advocating for this for a long, long time, including Dr Neil Paton, but also being brought forward with full co-production. We often overuse that phrase, but this is genuine within this area, with the support of...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, James, very much, for those several questions. I can see that we haven't convinced you entirely, but I would simply say to you that this has been, actually, co-produced and led by those in the farming community—those in the cattle sector that have been very keen to see these steps forward, specifically to deal with the eradication of BVD, which has such a significant impact on...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Dirprwy Lywydd, I'd like to re-emphasise that the Welsh Government is listening to our rural communities and we will continue to listen. Eradicating BVD from Wales is certainly well within our reach. It bears testament to the dedication, collaboration and the shared vision between our farmers, vets, disease experts and our Welsh Government to create a healthier, greener and more prosperous...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: BVD seriously impacts animal health, welfare standards, and food production. It weakens our national herd, reduces milk yields, and it slows down growth. While not a public health or a food safety risk, BVD is a costly disease for farmers at a time when many farmers and farming communities are feeling under pressure. Losses are estimated in the millions of pounds each year because of...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Partnership approach to the new compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme ( 2 Jul 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Dirprwy Lywydd. Today, I want to talk about how industry and the Government can tackle a challenging, cross-cutting issue together: the eradication of bovine viral diarrhoea, or BVD.

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Joyce, thank you very much, and I'm conscious that we're having some contributions here that are helping me write the community food strategy live. [Laughter.] There is this issue about how we can make that good, nutritious food available on our high streets, and something to do with how we use those empty spaces as well. It was very interesting when I was visiting relatives in Italy, going...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Carolyn, I'd be more than happy. If you could drop me a note on that, I'd be more than happy to see where that's got to and to kick-start that. And you mentioned how we can help with decarbonisation. There are number of ways; I touched on them very, very briefly in my opening remarks, but one of them is the carbon reduction plan pilot programme. This is quite an exciting project. It's being...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much, Jenny—a series of good questions there. In terms of not only Puffin Produce but the wider producers and the supply chain with it, I think this is exactly why a number of the measures I talked about in the opening statement are important from a product design perspective, to build resilience in and to use different ingredients, and so on and so forth. But also, at a...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Nothing at all. It would be good to have some voice. Regardless of who is sitting in those top seats at a UK level going forward, particularly in food, not just our primary producers, but in the wider food supply chain, we need to have that voice. I'm not saying veto, I'm saying a voice. It's the sort of voice that we used to have, curiously, before we went through Brexit. We now need to...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch, Llyr. There were some really helpful and interesting points there. Just first of all to say that, on the exploring of the mandating of climate risk reporting for the large food and feed businesses—one of the recommendations of the climate change committee—and also developing a comprehensive decarbonisation plan for the industry, we will, of course, work through the detail of this...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Janet, thank you very much, and can I just start where you have ended? My approach is to work with people where they've got good ideas, and to try and take these forward. I, like others, will pay tribute to Peter's work, which you flagged up there, in bringing forward the legislation. But I simply say that it's not always the case—. I always describe myself as the reluctant legislator. It's...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: So, in the face of these challenges, there is a growing trend, as well, of ethical consumption. More than ever, the public expect suppliers to embrace sustainable production practices. Indeed, market insights reveal that one in three consumers in the UK have stopped purchasing certain brands due to ethical or sustainability related concerns. So, more and more, we're seeing that people want to...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The Welsh food system — Producing food sustainably (25 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr, Dirprwy Lywydd. Today, I'm very pleased to set out for Senedd Members how this Welsh Government is driving a more sustainable food and drink sector in the face of the climate emergency. And as we know, climate change is not just a distant future threat that we can ignore for now; it is a present reality for households and for businesses right across Wales today. Indeed,...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Supporting the Agricultural Sector in South Wales East (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Natasha, thank you for that follow-up, and it is an important question. When we chose to put out there in full public transparency the economic impact assessment previously, we did it in full knowledge that actually it was two years out of date and didn't reflect the consultation as was, but it was a decision by Government to put whatever we could out there, to try and help engage the debate....

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Supporting the Agricultural Sector in South Wales East (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Natasha. Welsh Government provides a wide range of direct and indirect support. Our grants for investment in on-farm improvements, equipment and technology, the learning and development on offer from Farming Connect, or the advice from our own farm liaison service, for example, demonstrate our commitment to supporting a sustainable future for Welsh agriculture.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Afforestation (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch, Cefin. One of the challenges that we face is, when it comes to the sale and purchase of land in Wales, whether that's farmers or other landowners, we don't have the ability to directly intervene. They're making commercial decisions. It's difficult to see how we can influence, for example, farmers' decisions if they decide, and there aren't many of them, to sell land to others,...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Afforestation (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Cefin. We are committed to creating a national forest for Wales and bringing the benefits of woodlands and trees to our local communities that are at the heart of our vision. We continue to fund community tree-planting initiatives through the creation of Small Woodlands/Tiny Forests in Wales, the woodland investment grant, and the woodland creation grant also.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Staff Capacity Issues at Natural Resources Wales (19 Jun 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, James, for that supplementary question. Just to make clear again, NRW is not alone in facing budgetary challenges, and there are well-rehearsed reasons why, across all Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers, across all portfolios, from local authorities to our agencies and others, they are under significant strain, but having said that, following NRW's baseline review—and I was a member...


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