This project is designed
to identify, promote and maximise opportunities for
the development of craft willows in Powys. The project
will support the whole supply chain and will work with
and for producers, processors and users of willow.
The main aim of the project will be
to investigate different varieties of craft willow that
will grow successfully in Powys, carryout product development
to look at new products and research into accessing
The project is driven by a core group
of producers and users in Powys including the Wales
Biomass Centre which is carrying out the growing trials.
- To deliver a collaborative approach
to the production and use of the material,
- To develop and deliver the supply
and demand aspects of craft willows,
- To encourage the greater use of
craft willows as an alternative crop,
- To ensure that the industry
is promoted throughout the County.