Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Further guidance and useful links for agriculture

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

Useful links

Northern Ireland

Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

DAERA: Cross Compliance

DAERA: Animal health and welfare

DAERA: Crops and horticulture

DAERA: Information relating to the environment

Ulster Farmers' Union

Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association keep their members updated on key issues affecting agricultural production in Northern Ireland.
15 Molesworth St
Cookstown
Co. Tyrone
BT80 8NX
Telephone: 02886765700

Scotland

Archaeology Scotland: Rural guides for farmers and land managers

Animal and Plant Health Agency (Scotland, England and Wales)

Farming and Water Scotland

National Farmers' Union Scotland (NFUS)

Scotland's Rural College: Farming for a better climate

Scottish Agricultural College (SAC): Consulting

Scottish Government: Agriculture pages

Scottish Government: Code of practice for using plant protection products

Scottish Government: Cross compliance notes for guidance (Adobe PDF - 463KB)

Scottish Government: Environmental impact assessments (EIA)

Scottish Government: Farm soils plan (Adobe PDF - 1.61MB)

Scottish Government: Farming for a better climate

Scottish Government: PEPFAA DOs and DON'Ts guide

SEPA: Four point plan for livestock farmers (Adobe PDF - 258KB)

SEPA: Agriculture

SEPA: Sheep dipping code of practice (Adobe PDF - 264KB)

UK-wide

Agriculture Document Library (AdLib)

Agriculture Industries Confederation

HSE: Chemical Regulation Directorate (CRD)

Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK)

Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) - Bees Site

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