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Agriculture and Forestry Wales Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee 11 November 2008 Royal Welsh Showground Terry Rose Director Wales.

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1 Agriculture and Forestry Wales Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee 11 November 2008 Royal Welsh Showground Terry Rose Director Wales

2 Overview Farming Number of holdings 38k Number engaged 50k Diversification 20% holdings

3 Woodland Forestry 13% of land (8% England, 17% Scotland New Wales Woodlands Strategy Jan 2009: outcomes? integrated land practices, increase cover, diversification and members of public amenity (92k ha opened since 2001, footfall? millions) Healthy Work Wellbeing Programme: Leisure, sports, tourism, education Develop new timber products/skills

4 Fatals Wales age 1 year to 18 years1--2- age 19 through to 60 years4431- over 60 years*11111 Total (GBritain) 6(41)5 (45)4(43) 1(42)

5 Fatals Overturning lime spreader/tractor Fall through Roof Bulls two Quad Bike JCB crushing Run over by tractor Run over by tractor by son

6 Accident Picture Particular Features Overturning Stockhandling Forestry situations Underreporting Non labour incidents

7 Public Stakeholders Welsh Assembly Government including Farming Connect and sub networks e.g. Animal Health Liaison Group (movement/control of livestock) Sector stakeholders: Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Countryside Commission for Wales, Sea Fisheries, Gangmasters Licensing Agency

8 Sector Stakeholders National Farmers Union Farmers Union of Wales Country Land and Business Association TUC Wales Young Farmers Clubs Wales Lantra Forestry/Woodland groups

9 Activities Farming Transport blitz Cockling Health on Open Farms (HoOF) RWS 1400 visitors inc. joint safety initiative Western Power, Road Safety, Fire Authority Network Rail FUW/NFU and College presentations Vulnerable worker initiative N Wales

10 Safety Health Awareness Days Two arboriculture Forestry in Denbigh Farming, Royal Welsh Showground Farming, Gelli Aur College Carmarthen Health Awareness Outdoor Workers Two farming planned < March 09 Total attending = Mini SHADs with E Agency = 240


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