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Defra is to invest £15m in the creation of five Rural Growth Networks in Wiltshire, Northumberland, Devon, Cumbria and Warwickshire, in order to support rural businesses and create 3,000 jobs.
Defra is to commission a survey of the Rhydymwyn Valley wartime weapons production site near Mold, which could lead to the development of a new tourist attraction.
Defra is to encourage farms across the country to build more than 1,000 anaerobic digesters, in order to reduce waste and transform unwanted food into fertiliser and fuel.
Defra is considering Merseyside as a potential location for the headquarters of a new Marine Management Organisation, which would employ 200 staff to manage all of the country's marine activities.
Defra is looking to provide £10m to fund the development of a number of commercial-scale anaerobic digestion plants, in order to demonstrate the technology to potential investors.
Defra has announced plans to build a multi-million pound marine research laboratory in Lowestoft by 2009, to house the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.
Defra is to set up a new regional headquarters for its Veterinary Service at the Parc Pensarn site in Carmarthen, and 70 staff will relocate from its existing office in the town centre later this year.