Environmental Farming Scheme

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

The sixth tranche of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Higher Level is now open for applications, and will remain so...

April 29, 2022

Poots commits £14m to environmental farming schemes

Poots commits £14m to environmental farming schemes

Some 500 farmers are expected to get the go ahead for environmental farming projects thanks to an estimated £14 million...

December 8, 2021

NI farmers urged to use EFS to improve water quality

NI farmers urged to use EFS to improve water quality

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots has reminded farmers of the potential to use the...

August 23, 2021

Poots announces 2 further EFS tranches on UFU president’s farm

Poots announces 2 further EFS tranches on UFU president’s farm

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots announced he has secured funding for a fifth and sixth tranche of the Environmental...

July 1, 2021

Poots announces launch of Tranche 5 for the Environmental Farming Scheme

Poots announces launch of Tranche 5 for the Environmental Farming Scheme

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that the higher level of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Tranche 5,...

April 30, 2021

Poots announces payments of £16.5 million under Environmental Farming Scheme

Poots announces payments of £16.5 million under Environmental Farming Scheme

Payments totalling £16.5 million to participants in the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) have commenced, Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots...

April 1, 2021

EFS grants: Farmers urged to be aware of what they are agreeing to

EFS grants: Farmers urged to be aware of what they are agreeing to

Northern Ireland farmers considering signing up to the latest round of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) are urged to be mindful...

August 13, 2020

Northern Ireland Environmental Farming Scheme inspections underway

Northern Ireland Environmental Farming Scheme inspections underway

Inspections for Northern Ireland’s Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) farms are about to begin. Participants will have already claimed for the...

August 1, 2018

Department offers EFS weather extension option

Department offers EFS weather extension option

Farmers who are facing difficulties meeting the completion dates for Northern Ireland’s Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) ‘Wider’ due to the...

April 24, 2018

Environmental Farming Scheme open for applications

Environmental Farming Scheme open for applications

Northern Ireland’s Environmental Farming Scheme, Higher Level is now open for applications. Applications for the scheme – which is also...

March 26, 2018

Applications to the North’s Environmental Farming Scheme to open soon

Applications to the North’s Environmental Farming Scheme to open soon

Online applications to Northern Ireland’s Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) are scheduled to open on Monday, February 27. The EFS is the Department...

February 22, 2017

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

The Environmental Farming Scheme in the North is due to open at the end of February, while a number of...

January 26, 2017