Many businesses, voluntary organisations, schools, individuals and public bodies carry out activities that help make the Biosphere’s vision for the area more real. Here we list some that are most closely associated with the Biosphere initiative

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Ni Bia'r Biosffer

Young people from the Dyfi Valley celebrating their place, its people, culture and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Ti bia’r Biosffer project will identify and utilise those opportunities using a series of short films showcasing entrepreneurism at its best.

Young people from the area will produce the films, so Menter a Busnes are looking for enthusiastic and creative young people between 16 and 30 years old to join the production crew. The films will be released on social media.

Dolau Dyfi

The Dolau Dyfi Project aims to enhance and create wildflower habitat and help connect people and nature through a range of activities in and near local communities. This project will undertake work to reverse the decline locally and so improve and restore flowering habitat that local people and visitors can enjoy while also benefiting pollinators, farmland birds and other species creating new opportunities to engage with nature.

The project will also invest in a programme of led walks and volunteer activities, to benefit health and well being throughout the project period, which is to continue until the end of June 2022

Mixed farming - histories and futures

The key objective of the LEADER funded ‘Mixed farming – histories and futures’ project is to illustrate that, historically, mixed farming - the growing of crops as well as the raising of livestock – was much more common in Wales than it is now. The aim is to help make the case for supporting sustainable mixed agriculture and a more resilient local food production economy. The project is based upon the recognition that small, family farms are the cornerstone of Wales’ past, current and future rural economy, culture and landscape.

Map Key - Land use in the Machynlleth area in the 1830s.

             Dark brown = arable and market gardens, Purple = gardens, orchards and allotments.

This work is based on data provided through and uses historical Land Utilisation Survey map material which is copyright of The Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain,  1933-49, copyright Audrey N. Clark

Trywydd Iach - Outdoor Health

Ecodyfi & Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) have teamed up to help our community get active outdoors in the Dyfi Biosphere to improve health & well being.

The local General Practitioner or health professional can refer individuals, or they may refer themselves.

The first program of activities started in October 2019.


Dyfi Community Energy Fund

Bro Dyfi Community Renewables Ltd is an energy generation cooperative that erected two wind turbines behind the Centre for Alternative Technology at Pantperthog. Some of the profits are put into a Community Energy Fund that is managed by ecodyfi, on behalf of the cooperative and the Community Councils for Corris and Glantwymyn. The Fund gives grants to local organisations for projects that reduce carbon emissions, such as the upgraded lighting at Pantperthog Village Hall.

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