Information and guidance in relation to the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) online application for the Higher scheme.

EFS Higher Application Window Open Now

The Higher Level of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) is now open for application from 9 am on Friday 24 April until midnight of Friday 15 May.

EFS is an online application so you must have access to your DAERA Online Services account or use an agent who can represent your business online.  To check if land is eligible, applicants should log on to the DAERA Online Services under EFS where the fields for each farm business will be marked as either Higher or Wider Level.  Only those businesses with eligible Higher fields will be able to submit an EFS Higher application.

Comprehensive information on all the EFS options and the application process is available below.

How to apply for EFS Higher Level

EFS higher stocking rate checker tool

Higher stocking rate checker tool, Mosaic calculation tool and Instructions

EFS Higher information sheets

EFS Higher Options

Other EFS Options

EFS Higher Non Productive Investments (NPIs)

EFS Higher Terms and Conditions

More useful links

EFS Planner information

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