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Sustainable Farming Incentive guidance

Guidance on how the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) will work for farmers.

This page is about the full SFI scheme, which opened for applications from 30 June 2022. If you’re looking for information about the SFI pilot, read the guidance specific to the pilot.

Summary of SFI in 2022

SFI: full scheme information

Apply for an SFI standards agreement

Eligibility for an SFI standards agreement

SFI standards agreements and payments

SFI standards

SFI annual health and welfare review

SFI policy and payment principles

The policy paper about how the SFI scheme will work was withdrawn on 27 May 2022 and replaced with the scheme guidance. The payment principles in Annex A remain current.

Contact the Rural Payments Agency about SFI

How to contact the RPA if you have a query about the Sustainable Farming Incentive.

Published 30 March 2022
Last updated 9 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added call to action box for SFI pilot participants

  2. Added link on how to apply online for an SFI standards agreement.

  3. Added terms and conditions, how to guidance and contact information.

  4. First published.