Welsh diversification grant to support Miscanthus planting closing soon | Terravesta

Welsh diversification grant to support Miscanthus planting closing soon

18th December 2023

In a bid to encourage agricultural innovation and diversification, the Agriculture Diversification Scheme in Wales is currently open for applications until 12th January 2024. This initiative holds significant promise for farmers eager to explore novel or alternative crops beyond the conventional arable or horticulture varieties.

Under this initiative, cultivating crops like Miscanthus, with the intention of selling them off-farm for purposes such as fibre, bedding, energy, or medicinal use, may qualify for support through the Diversification scheme. This support is designed to aid in the development or establishment of new farm enterprises.

The Agricultural Diversification Scheme supports.

  • Investment in capital equipment such as specialised equipment required for establishment, harvesting and storage  and processing of the new crop, as well as the cost for seeds and plants.

(It should be noted that growing Miscanthus for on-farm use such as bedding or for contracting  charges would not be eligible.)

More information regarding the scheme can be found at ;

Agriculture Diversification Scheme | Sub-topic | GOV.WALES

Or email

AgriculturalDiversification@gov.wales with enquires.

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