land registered as ‘in conversion’ with a Defra-licensed organic control body
improved and semi-improved permanent grassland
arable land, where the land is to be reverted to permanent grassland as part of a Countryside Stewardship agreement
Where this option cannot be used
on parcels that have previously been registered with an organic control body by the applicant
on parcels for which the applicant has previously received conversion aid
How this option will benefit the environment
It helps to convert permanent grassland from conventional management to organic management.
follow the Conversion Plan agreed with an organic control body for the land and associated stock
comply with organic standards from the start of organic conversion to the end of the agreement
make sure that all land has completed conversion and is registered as ‘fully organic’ before the end of the agreement
Applicants will have to send with their application, either:
a copy of the Conversion Plan agreed with the organic control body; or
a fully completed viability plan
and; evidence land is improved permanent grassland or rough grazing
Agreement holders who submitted a viability assessment with their application must start their organic conversion process and submit a copy of the conversion plan (agreed with the organic control body) with their first payment claim.
All agreement holders will need to supply a valid organic certificate and schedule with their annual payment claims.
Agreement holders will need to keep up to date and supply on request Conversion Plan approved by an organic control body.