Agri-environment scheme breaks up
Schemes like Tir Gofal, which pay farmers to maintain and
increase the biodiversity of their farms, have not solved the
problem of biodiversity loss, but they have been an important step
in the right direction. Now all the gains may be at risk with the
ending of Tir Gofal, and the introduction of a new, amalgamated
two-tier scheme called Glastir. SIMON SPENCER
reports from a farm in mid-Wales.