Nutrient Action Programme (NAP) 2019-2022
On 11 April 2019 the new Nutrient Action Programme (NAP) were made for the period 2019-2022. The new Regulations replace the NAP and Phosphorus Regulations 2015-2018. The NAP Regulations apply to all agriculture land in Northern Ireland.
Compliance with the Nutrient Action Programme is one of the Cross Compliance Statutory Management Requirements. Therefore, farmers claiming Basic Payment Scheme and other direct payments are required to comply with the NAP Regulations. The measures relating to the Phosphorus Regulations are now included in the new NAP. This means that the Cross Compliance Verifiable Standards will now also apply to the land application of chemical phosphorus.