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Developing and mentoring new horticultural food producers

Pathways to Farming is working towards creating stronger local food economies in the Dyfi Biosphere through training and mentoring new horticultural food producers and creating new markets for locally grown food.

We offer a programme of agro-ecological mentorship and training in food production including;

  • Classroom sessions (online/in person) - During this time you will gain the background knowledge to develop your business idea and business plan.

  • Practical group sessions at the field. Supported by our tutor, working at our practical grow site, tuition and guidance on practical growing.

  • Study visits to farms and market gardens. These are fantastic opportunities to learn and gain ideas from other experienced growers.

  • A microfarm plot at our training field in Pantperthog (or use your own land) to put your crop plans into action.

  • Mentoring to help develop your plans and find markets to sell into

Read about us here

Read an article on Fledgling farmers here

Read the WWF’s Cymru commissioned report on a sustainable Welsh food system ‘A Welsh food system fit for future generation’s’ including a case study on the Pathways to farming course here

Watch our video here

 - Participating -

Our 2024 programme is now full; information on any future opportunities will be posted on this website. 


Keep in touch with our project on the Tyfu Dyfi facebook page.

Read about the 2024 programme here

For general enquiries or more information, please email

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