Protein Aid Scheme

Pillar 1

General Overview:

This aim of this payment scheme is to incentivise farmers to grow crops of beans, lupins, peas, soybeans or a protein/cereal mix crop. The Protein/Cereal Mix Crop is a crop that has a seed mix with protein crop seed accounting for at least 50% of the seeding rate and the remainder made up of a cereal seed. These crops are environmentally beneficial as they are both nitrogen-fixing and an Irish grown source of animal protein.

Farmers can apply when submitting their annual BISS application.


Total Allocated Budget for CSP 2023-2027: €35 million

The rates of payment will vary from year to year. More information on rates of payment can be found here…