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Eco Scheme

Financial reward for farmers who adopt eco practices

The Eco-Scheme is to reward farmers via financial payment, from all farming sectors and from different levels of intensity, for undertaking actions that are beneficial to the climate, environment, water quality and biodiversity. 

Who is it for?

All active farmers are eligible to apply. The Eco-Scheme has 8 agricultural practices to choose from, with 3 of these practices having an enhanced option. A farmer must deliver two practices (or one enhanced option) to qualify for an Eco-Scheme payment.


What do you get?

The payment rate depends on uptake but is likely to be in the region of €60 - €65 per hectare with a total financial allocation of €297 million per annum.


What can it be used for?

For undertaking actions that are beneficial to the climate, environment, water quality and biodiversity.


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