Soils ‘policy’ is determined by a wide variety of organisation, not limited to national and devolved governments and the various enforcement agencies. Land management is also driven by research and recommendations by NGOs, farming groups, businesses and scientists – calls to action which aim to influence government policy and farmer behaviour and the role of numerous organisation in-between.
The following is a collection of the most authoritative and influential, categorised according to the organisation responsible.
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The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations
Regulations aimed at protecting water quality by controlling agricultural pollution.
Agriculture (Wales) White Paper
The White Paper sets out the Welsh Government's intentions for primary legislation and provides the basis of the Agriculture (Wales) Bill.
Sustainable Farming and our Land: simplifying agricultural support
This consultation will provide a framework to support the competitiveness of farming and food production and respond to the climate emergency ahead of the planned introduction of an Agriculture (Wales) Bill.
Environment (Wales) Act
To promote sustainable management of natural resources.
Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act
The ambition, permission and legal obligation to improve our social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being.