ORGANIC FARMING SCHEME NOW OPEN
The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) is currently closed to new applicants. The last tranche of the OFS opened in February and closed in April 2022. The OFS is operated by the Organic Unit of the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM).
http://sportaktivitaeten.fh-hagenberg.at/3379-dtde48090-swipe-affair-review.html There are 3 steps to joining the OFS;
- First you must register with the Irish Organic Association for certification CLICK HERE
- Complete an ORG1 Form CLICK HERE
- Register with DAFM for the OFS on the www.agfood.ie portal.
Click on the link below to read the Terms and Conditions of the OFS 2022
Rakvere Below you will find additional information to complete your application to the OFS
Contai ORGANIC CONVERSION PLAN
As part of your application process you must submit a conversion plan for the land coming into organic production. Here you will find information on how to design a conversion plan for your farm.
Talata Mafara ORGANIC PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES COURSES
The terms and conditions of the OFS state that you must complete a 25hour Organic Production Principles Course. The courses are offered by various providers around the country. If you joined the OFS in 2022 then you must complete the course by November 1st 2022!
ORGANIC FARMING SCHEME PAYMENT RATES
The payment rates were revised in 2020 and are as follows:
|Horticulture Area ≤ 6 hectares (ha)||Horticulture Area > 6ha and up to 70ha||Horticulture Area>70 ha|
|Full organic status||€200/ha||€170/ha||€30/ha|
Tillage Holdings: Organic tillage producers, with tillage area of six hectares or more, are eligible for the following payments
|Tillage Area ≤ 20 hectares (ha)||Farmed Area > 20ha and up to 70ha||Farmed Area > 70 ha|
|Full organic status||€170/ha||€170/ha||€30/ha|
All Other Holdings:
|Farmed Area of ≥ 3ha up to 70ha||Farmed Area > 70ha|
|Full organic status||€170/ha||€30/ha|
Organic Capital Investment Scheme (OCIS)
This is a grand aid scheme that is funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. To find out how to apply and the terms and conditions CLICK HERE