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Information for producersOn these pages you can find out about our services to farmers, both those considering conversion and those who are already organic.
Glastir OrganicThe new Glastir Organic scheme is open for business! The application window opened on 1 October and runs until 29 October, and everyone who wishes to receive organic support after the end of 2014 must apply in this period; you will not be automatically transferred from your existing OFS agreement. For OFCS agreement holders, the Welsh Government will invoke a break clause, bringing the old scheme to an end this year (without penalty) allowing you to apply for Glastir Organic. The scheme rules have now been published.
The application system for Glastir Organic is exclusively online (there is no paper based option) at www.wales.gov.uk/RPWOnline (search for RPW Online). If you don't already have an activation code, contact the RPW Customer Contact Centre on 0300 062 5004. Guidance and demonstration videos are available on the RPW online website.
GlastirGlastir replaces Tir Gofal, Tir Cynnal and Tir Mynydd and has several elements.
Glastir Entry (previously Glastir All-Wales) is a whole farm land management scheme open to application from all farmers and land managers throughout Wales. It is designed to provide support for the delivery of environmental benefits that meet today's challenges and priorities. Successful applicants will make a commitment to deliver environmental goods for five years under a legally binding contract.
Glastir Advanced (previously called Targeted Element) is a part farm scheme which will run alongside Glastir Entry. It is intended to deliver significant improvements to the environmental status of a range of habitats, species, soils and water. This may require changes to current agricultural practices. Financial support from the Welsh Government will be targeted at locations where action will lead to the required result. Common Land Element provides support for the delivery of environmental benefits on common land.
Glastir Woodlands provides support for land managers who wish to create new woodland and/or manage existing woodlands. The Woodlands Element will provide beneficial outcomes for a range of woodland types, species, soils and water.
Scheme updatesPlease visit our news pages for the latest information.
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