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Fears next generation of farmers in Wales will be lost

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Media captionKaren Anthony from the Country Land and Business Association fears for the future

Wales could lose a generation of farmers if more is not done to increase mobility, the Country Land and Business Association has warned.

A review entitled Next Generation Into Farming made recommendations to encourage mobility within farming.

The CLA wants the Welsh government to promote "share farming" where farmers engage in a joint venture and divide profits.

They believe this will be a way for young people to join the industry.

Karen Anthony, policy director for CLA Wales warned that if no such action is taken "we will lose a generation of capable young people who have got the energy to drive the industry forward".

North Wales Conservative AM, Antoinette Sandbach said: "The report had recommendations which were accepted by the Welsh government.

"However, they haven't undertaken the actions to comply with those recommendations".

The Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans AM said the government was "working closely with the industry to explore all opportunities to improve and increase mobility within the industry."

Sunday Politics Wales can be seen on BBC One Wales at 11:00 GMT on Sunday, 22 March.

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Image caption The government has been urged to promote 'share farming' were farmers share profits in joint ventures

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