This page provides general information and guidance for the Environmental Farming Scheme.

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.

Online training for EFS Agreements that started in 2023 now available.

For guidance about how to complete your training please follow the link below:

Please see below video of EFS Instructions

List of approved organic bodies

This list gives details of the approved UK Organic Control Bodies as of January 2017

Further information

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].

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