Agreements will be proposed to successful candidates at the end of 2019, which will begin in January 2020. Farmers can choose from a wide range of options and there are currently more than 5,500 EFS agreements in Northern Ireland. The EFS is funded by the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and a budget of around $100 million has been allocated to this part of the programme, most of which comes from the EU. After Brexit, the UK Treasury guaranteed that all signed agreements would be fully funded. If referring to the broader regime, farmers are advised not to commit to the volume of work requested under the EFS, as there is a relatively short period of time (usually before 1 June) to do the work, and everything must be done in the first year of the agreement. Farmers will not have the same contact with an advisor from the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) as in previous programs, but the broader regulation is simpler and therefore less assistance is needed. With 22 options to choose should be something for most farms. However, companies can only hold an EFS agreement. The application deadline for the 4th environmental farming scheme (EFS) expires at midnight on Friday, September 11, so the UFU would propose that farmers, in the interest of interest, now begin to consider their options, and do not maintain it until the last minute. A five-year contract is offered to applicants selected in the SFA and, unlike previous rules, this is not “farm-wide regulation,” which is why farmers can only choose certain parts of the farm under the broader scheme (the higher regime lands must have all areas classified as “higher”). Within the larger SFA, farmers have about 20 general options, in addition to some “non-productive investments,” which are essentially capital items to provide some of the options. There are also standalone options such as biological, forest and native breeds that can be applied.
The maximum amount each farmer can receive under the larger plan is limited depending on the size of the farm. The UFU has repeatedly pointed out to DAERA that this cap is restrictive and farmers have had to reduce the amount of environmental work they want to do because of this cap. It is frustrating that farmers who are willing to do additional environmental work are being prevented from doing so, and the UFU has committed to DAERA to review this aspect of the program. Home > Business Courses > Environmental Farming Scheme (Tranche 3) For more information on events, please contact one of the Biodiversity Management Teams on 028 9442 6880. If you want to participate in one or more events, you can register for the event or online. The Wider EFS sounds complex, but the online application is relatively simple and indicates what options are available in each field of a farm. Higher up – especially for designated areas (Tranche 4, opened earlier this year), EFS has already achieved and exceeded one of its objectives, the creation of expanded tree boundaries, so this option will not be available in Unit 3, but there are a number of other opportunities under the tree planting program, such as planting local tree corridors. B that line up three rows of local trees. , plants either the wind of an agricultural building or as a protective belt.
DaERA advises choosing only the options and the amount you can run, noting that most options must be completed by June 1, 2020. Once you have chosen your choice, you must submit your application online. Download information about the range of options available. Date: In some cases, DAERA may make a personal appointment in your direct daera office, where you can get help to complete your application online.