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Available Options

Detailed Information on the Options

Please note that all options were closed to new applicants from 2014

Applicants to the Land Managers Options could choose from a total of 25 options.

There were three axes within the European Commission Regulation (EC 1698/2005) on support for rural development:

  • Axis 1 - Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sector.
  • Axis 2 - Improving the environment and the countryside.
  • Axis 3 - Improving the quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy.

Each key axis consists of a group of Options with specific goals. You can view the details of each Option by selecting them from the list below

Options available under Axis 1

1. Skills Development (Training)(Option closed to new applications from 2014)

2. Business Audit (Option closed to new applications from 2010)

3. Nutrient Management Plan (Option closed to new applications from 2010)

4. Modernisation through electronic data management for Agriculture (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

5. Management of tree stands for seed production (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

6. Modernisation through electronic data management for Forestry (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

7. Access Creation for Sustainable Forest Management (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

8. Membership of food quality assurance schemes (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

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Options available under Axis 2

9. Wild Bird Seed Mix/Unharvested Crop (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

10. Improvement of Rush Pasture for Wildlife (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

11. Summer Cattle Grazing (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

12. Management of Moorland Grazing (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

13. Management of Linear Features (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

14. Management of Grass Margins and Beetlebanks in Arable Fields (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

15. Biodiversity Cropping on In-Bye (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

16. Management of Conservation Headlands (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

17. Retention of Winter Stubbles (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

18. Small scale woodland creation (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

19. Management of small woodlands (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

23. Animal Welfare Management Programme (Option closed to new applications from 2013)

24. Natural regeneration after cereals (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

25. Maintenance of organic farming (Option closed to new applications from 2014)

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Options available under Axis 3

20. Improving Access(Option closed to new applications from 2014)

21. Active management to improve the condition of sites of archaeological or historic interest(Option closed to new applications from 2014)

22. Active management to improve the condition of vernacular rural buildings (Option closed to new applications from 2014) 

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