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OPIN-2020-0164 Agroforestry (e) Tabled on 10/06/2020

This Senedd:

1. Recognises the urgent need to increase trees on farms to help mitigate the dual climate and ecological emergency.

2. Notes that more agroforestry can:

a. Reduce flooding;
b. Reduce soil loss;
c. Protect and increase carbon stores;
d. Restore freshwater habitat;
e. Increase habitat;
f. Assist agricultural sustainability and food security.

3. Notes that with the right support to retain and extend “Hedges and Edges”, farmers could deliver half of Wales’s tree cover targets, utilising less than four per cent of their land.

4. Believes that a new agriculture policy should be significantly more supportive of agroforestry, and not penalise farmers for having trees on their land.


Bethan Sayed South Wales West
Subscribed on: 28/07/2020
Dai Lloyd South Wales West
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020
Darren Millar Clwyd West
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020
Helen Mary Jones Mid and West Wales
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020
Huw Irranca-Davies Ogmore
Subscribed on: 27/07/2020
Janet Finch-Saunders Aberconwy
Subscribed on: 23/07/2020
Mandy Jones North Wales
Subscribed on: 23/06/2020
Neil McEvoy South Wales Central
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020
Nick Ramsay Monmouth
Subscribed on: 20/10/2020
Paul Davies Preseli Pembrokeshire
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020
Vikki Howells Cynon Valley
Subscribed on: 22/06/2020

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