CAP is the Common Agricultural Policy which includes information about the Basic Payment Scheme which is set to replace the Single Farm Payment Scheme in 2015. The CAP Scheme has been running in the European Union for many years and has positives and negatives which have been argued through out the years.

CAP is on its way and with that in mind we are linking to some recent documents shared by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland.


Click here to view the Countdown to CAP – Direct payments guide which is an introduction to the Basic Payment Scheme, Greening Payments, and the Young Farmers’ Scheme. Click here to view more documents prepared by DARDni at their website.

CAP will come into effect in 2015 and could have implications for your farm. Keep informed with the Countdown to CAP Guide from DARDni.

Common Agricultural Payment – Northern Ireland