On November 19th Minister Doyle announced the re-opening of the Organic Farming Scheme with immediate effect.
Closing date for applications is 19 December, 2018, and must be made online.
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On announcing the re-opening of the Scheme, Minister Doyle stated that
“I established a Strategy Group earlier this year tasked with developing a strategy for the development of the Organic Sector for the period up to 2025. The Terms of Reference of the Group included assessing the case for a reopening of the Organic Farming Scheme. This Group have now recommended the re-opening of the OFS on a targeted basis. This is based on market demand and supply deficits in organic horticulture, cereals and dairy. Following receipt of this assessment, I have now decided to re-open the Organic Farming Scheme with immediate effect. This will be funded through savings identified in the current OFS budget to facilitate new entrants. Mindful of the Group’s recommendation, a ranking and selection process will be put in place that will give priority to the areas that are deemed to be in deficit i.e. horticulture cereals and dairy.