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Deputy Minister promotes the importance of Welsh breakfast produce

Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Food, Alun Davies today attended a FUW event at the Senedd to launch the 14th annual FUW Farmhouse Breakfast week.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Deputy Minister promotes the importance of Welsh breakfast produce  

The event aims to promote breakfast and to promote and showcase the best of Welsh breakfast produce which is becoming a cornerstone of the Welsh food calendar.

Speaking at the event Alun Davies said 

“Food is a priority for the Welsh Government and we are supporting the industry to develop and move in positive new directions, embracing new technology and advancements in research and development to put Wales at the forefront of food production.

“Food production is an important part of the Welsh economy and Wales offers a variety of quality products and I hope all of our partners will support the Welsh Government’s drive to promote these, including encouraging our partners to procure local food wherever possible. This is a goal in which we can all participate and take responsibility.”

At the breakfast the Deputy Minister launched the Farming Connect Agri-Academy 2013, now in it’s second year. The programme aims to identify, mentor and inspire the next generation of rural leaders and entrepreneurs

“For me, leadership is key to the future of agriculture. Understanding and leading change will be a critical skill that will enable agriculture to succeed in the future. I hope and expect the Agri-academy to help us develop the leaders of the future.”

The Agri-Academy is a Farming Connects service, this is a unique programme demonstrating tangible results and outcomes to ensure sustainable farm businesses, while also protecting the environment.

Mr Davies said 

“In the last twelve months, we have launched a number of new Farming Connect services, including the Agri-Academy. I am delighted that this new programme has been such a resounding success, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that the application window for the 2013 Academy year is now open.”

 

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