Business and youth Development Project

Biosphere partners are working with local businesses and communities to build networks and boost income in a sustainable way. Another aspect of the project is to engage with children and young people to explore the unique opportunities that the Dyfi Biosphere has to offer.


Following the recent announcement that Ysgol Bro Hyddgen in Machynlleth has won an UNESCO award based in part on its work with the Dyfi Biosphere, local consultant, Jane Powell, has been appointed to work with the Education Group and others - to find new ways to engage young people in discussions about energy, food, jobs and culture in the area.

Development of Food Cluster

The idea of the cluster is to get local restaurants, cafes, retail outlets and suppliers to come together to co-operate and exchange ideas. Two meetings have taken place so far. One of the main goals of this cluster is to promote the use of local sustainable food.

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Dyfi Biosphere food & drink ‘Showcase’

Thursday 28th June in the Wynnstay (Pizzeria), Machynlleth


  • Are you interested in using more local produce?

  • What about collaborating with other business to increase income?

  • How is the UNESCO ‘Dyfi Biosphere’ status relevant to you?

Hospitality businesses - come and meet food and drink suppliers, learn and discuss.


Drop in any time between 5 and 7pm - though a programme of short talks will be available as well, between 5.45 and 6.30, including:

  • Nerys Howells from Howel Food Consultancy talking about a new marketing opportunity 'Cambrian Taste';

  • Danny Cameron talking about Dyfi Distillery;

  • Andy Rowland talking about the ‘cluster’ of cafes and restaurants that are exploring how to use the Dyfi Biosphere brand.


Also, as part of the ‘Wales a Food Destination’ project led by Lantra, Nerys will be available to speak individually to businesses to encourage and help them to source, sell and serve more local food and drink. Nerys will be able to offer advice and tips on local sourcing, menu planning, marketing, the use of the Welsh language, sense of place and customer service. Places must be booked in advance.


You'd be welcome to bring somebody with you (from the business or the family) and to book free refreshments for your children. If you would be interested in providing healthy/local refreshment 'goody bags' to promote your business, please express interest by 22 June.

Book a place now!

The Dyfi Biosphere Development Project is made possible by funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. Update on current activity can be found at Cynnal y Cardi

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