land registered as ‘in conversion’ with a Defra-licensed organic control body
unimproved permanent grassland and rough grazing that is below the moorland line
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
This option supports conversion of unimproved grassland to organic management.
If successful there will be an increase in the overall area of land registered and managed as organic.
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 plan 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 a conversion plan that has been approved by an organic control body.