BRICs is a research project that is taking an innovative approach to managing natural resources in the area, benefitting both communities and businesses in the locality.
Taking action to improve Farm resilience provides economic benefit to farmers, cleaner water and investment opportunity. Towards this goal BRICs will provide:
- Free expert advice
- Farm resilience plans
- Help to secure funding towards nutrient soil mapping, precision farming and where appropriate following recommendation up to 10 constructed wetlands
We are working with 3 volunteer farmers who have kindly agreed to help develop and test how visits from the Project Officer and experts from NRW and ADAS will work in practice. This early participation is invaluable to ensure relevant information is gathered, discussion and advice provided is pertinent and useful and the format of the farm resilience report will be relevant and presented in a user friendly format. Their cooperation and that of 3 other key farmers, who have given their time to assist the Project Officer at this early stage, is helping to shape and develop the project.
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This project has received funding through the Sustainable Management Scheme – Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.