Guide to the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS)
This booklet sets out the general rules of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) and how it will be administered and controlled to ensure that requirements have been met.
- Guide to the Environmental Farming Scheme for agreements commencing 2017 to 2019
- Guide to the Environmental Farming Scheme for Agreements commencing Jan 2020 and Jan 2021
- Guide to the Environmental Farming Scheme for Agreements commencing 01 Jan 2022
- Environmental Farming Scheme Q&A for Agreements commencing Jan 2020 and Jan 2021
- Environmental Farming Scheme Q&A for Agreements commencing Jan 2022
- Claiming for EFS arable options - rotational option
- Environmental Farming Scheme Questions and Answers for Agreements Commencing 1st January 2023
- Guide to Environmental Farming Scheme for Agreements Commencing 1st January 2023
Online training for EFS Agreements that started in 2022 now available.
For guidance about how to complete your training please see the two attachments below.
The video below gives you additional information on how to log on and complete EFS on-line training:
List of approved organic bodies
This list gives details of the approved UK Organic Control Bodies as of January 2017
European Union Funding and State Aid
The Environmental Farming Scheme is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Aid for the establishment of native woodland of less than 5 hectares and aid for agro-forestry Systems are subject to European Commission State Aid rules and all applications will be assessed for compliance with Articles 32 and 33 of Commission Regulation (EU) 702/2014 [Official Journal of the European Union L 193/1 – 75, 1 July 2014].