Acres Score Card deadline extended
Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan introduces the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES), a €1.5 billion agri-environment climate initiative. This flagship scheme, designed to counter biodiversity decline while providing income support, comprises of ten scorecards within ACRES Co-operation (CP) zones. These zones encompass seven habitat-specific and three species-specific scorecards, aimed at incentivising ecosystem service provision on agricultural land.
Participants within ACRES Co-operation zones will undergo land assessment by approved ACRES advisors in years 1, 3, and 5, following mandatory in-field training. Based on these evaluations, results-based payments will be determined, constituting the primary component of ACRES CP participants’ compensation. Furthermore, this approach solidifies the commitment of individual rented or leased fields to the ACRES five-year contract.
To facilitate comprehensive submissions, the deadline for applications has been extended to September 29, 2023, offering advisors an additional four weeks for completion.
For more information about the ACRES score card and to apply, please click here. Click here