Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Managing your land well will help you:
There are schemes which reward landowners who manage their land well.
Agri-environment schemes pay farmers and other land managers who demonstrate good environmental management on their land. For example you may receive funding for:
There are different schemes in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
If you meet the requirements of cross compliance, you may qualify to claim payments under the single farm payment scheme (SFPS).
To receive SFPS payments, and payments under some other rural schemes, you must maintain certain standards, known as statutory management requirements (SMRs), and keep your land in good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC). You will have to demonstrate that you meet standards on public, animal and plant health, the environment and animal welfare on your farm, and that you conserve habitats and manage soil and water.
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