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The Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales promotes agricultural careers and advises about wages.

About the panel

The Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales is an independent body. It advises Welsh Ministers on the Agricultural Minimum Wage arrangements. These include terms and conditions of employment for agricultural, horticultural and forestry workers. The panel also promotes:

  • careers in agriculture, horticulture and forestry
  • the development of an appropriately skilled workforce, and
  • provides additional advice to Ministers as required.

Our remit 

The panel has a clear remit:

  • to draft agricultural wages orders to stipulate fair minimum rates of pay and allowances for agricultural workers, consult on such orders, and submit them in draft for the approval of the Welsh Ministers
  • to promote careers in agriculture
  • to provide advice to Ministers as required

The panel 

The panel consists of members representing employers and employees, and three independent members appointed by Welsh Ministers. The panel consists of 7 members:

  • an independent chair
  • 2 independent members
  • 2 from Unite
  • 1 from Farmers Union of Wales
  • 1 from National Farming Union Wales


  • Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones (Chair - Independent)
  • Janatha Stout (Independent)
  • Steve Hughson (Independent)
  • Darren Williams (Farmers Union of Wales)
  • Simon Davies (NFU Cymru)
  • Ivan Monkton (Unite)
  • Joanne Galazka (Unite)