This section provides information and guidance for the Environmental Farming Scheme.

Three important things to remember for your EFS Agreement!

Don’t forget you can use an EFS SAF3 to reduce your claim.  If it becomes clear, after you have submitted your Single Application, that you will not complete all of the EFS work claimed for, you can reduce you claim using an EFS SAF3.  The EFS SAF3 Amendment Form (similar to the Basic Payment Scheme SAF3) can be used to reduce your claim except where you have been notified of an inspection. Find more information here.

Don’t forget you must complete your EFS training online.  Your payment depends on it.  Go to and log in to CAFRE online (Moodle) with your Business ID as your username.  Your initial password will be ‘Password’ followed by the last 3 digits of your postcode. (This system is case sensitive.)  Find more information here.

Don’t forget to keep field records of all EFS works.  These may need to be submitted to the Department.  Please update them regularly.  Find more information for record keeping for EFS Wider here and EFS Higher Here.


Related to Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS)

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs including Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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