Ahead of her visit to Pembrokeshire County Show this week, Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Government cabinet secretary for energy, planning and rural affairs, sets out the ideas behind the shape of Welsh farming after Brexit.

In July, I launched Brexit and our Land, a consultation on a future land management programme for Wales. There are now just over seven months until the UK exits the EU but there is still significant uncertainty over what that means. Once we do leave, our access to markets will change. This means we need to do things differently and now is the time for us all to prepare.

Over 90 per cent of Welsh land is in the hands of our farmers, foresters or other stewards of the landscape. Welsh land matters and how it is managed, therefore, matters to us all. For the first time, we have the opportunity to design a unique Welsh policy that will realise the full value of Welsh land. We need to change how we support farmers if we are to realise these benefits after Brexit.

The current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is too poorly targeted. It does not do enough to improve economic performance or enhance our environment. We need to change how we support our famers and agriculture sector to make them sustainable and able to thrive in a new trading environment.

The proposals that I’m consulting on in this new land management programme will replace the CAP in its entirety. It will consist of two schemes – the economic resilience scheme and the public goods scheme. All farmers will have the opportunity to benefit from both schemes, however, they will need to do things differently in return for this support.

The economic resilience scheme will provide investment for economic activities, in particular food and timber production. This could be things such as increasing market potential, diversification or investing in skills or innovation.

The public goods scheme will provide direct support for public goods delivery, in particular those for the environment. This will cover things such as reducing flood risk and decarbonisation by planting trees and restoring peat bogs.

This marks a significant change and so will be subject to a managed transition period. We will not withdraw funding from old schemes until new schemes are ready. Our ambition is to have the new schemes fully implemented by 2025.

The proposals are out to consultation until October 30 and I really want to hear the views of farmers and land managers across Wales. I and some of my officials have been having really good discussions with farmers so far and I’m really looking forward to being at the Pembrokeshire Show.

There are drop-in sessions with officials at the Welsh Government trailer and we’re also holding a number of consultation meetings across Wales in September and October, details of these on our website (gov.wales/consultations). I would encourage everyone to have their say over the coming months.

We must keep farmers farming and on the land. To secure this, we must work together to adapt to the post-Brexit world.