Agriculture and forestry
Rural environmental schemes
Incentives for farmers to protect the environment.
The total forest area is 11% of the landscape. In 2000 over a million trees were planted on behalf of each home in the country.
Farm Assist is an income support scheme for farmers. Find out about the means test for this payment and the rules about who can qualify.
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Genetically modified organisms
EU environmental protection includes regulation on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). There is a broad legal framework to ensure that GMOs and GMO-derived products that are grown, marketed and imported to the EU meet certain safety standards