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GAEC & Land Eligibility

Guide to Land Eligibility

Guide to Land Eligibility Booklet 2015 (pdf 5,233Kb) 

Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC)

GAEC 1 Establishment of buffer strips along watercourses.

GAEC 2 Where use of water irrigation is subject to authorisation, compliance with authorisation procedure - non applicable in Ireland.

GAEC 3 Protection of ground water against pollution.

GAEC 4 Minimum soil cover.

GAEC 5 Minimum land management reflecting site specific conditions to limit erosion.

GAEC 6 Maintenance of soil organic matter through appropriate practices.

GAEC 7 Retention of landscape features - minimum level of maintenance.