This table shows the regional priorities relevant to the region you have selected.
Each regional priority has a unique code (column one) which will help you to identify your selected priorities when completing your Statement of Intent/Proposal.
The detailed description (column two) has been provided to help you understand the implications and outcomes being sought by each priority.
The package numbers (column three) will help you to cross reference those relevant packages to the regional priority you have selected, with the full list of packages detailed on the right hand side of the page.
Regional Priority Code
Business viability and competitiveness priorities
1. Capital investment in agricultural businesses where the investment will:
a. reduce production costs. Particularly proposals which:
- increase the efficiency of agricultural production in Grampian by reducing costs of production.
|2-4, 27, 29, 30 & 33|
b. enhance the productivity of business. Particularly proposals which:
- enhance productivity and the viability of associated businesses in Grampian.
|2-4, 33 & 35|
c. make the business better able to respond to market demand. Particularly proposals which:
- make Grampian businesses better able to respond to market demand.
|1-4 & 35|
d. enhance the quality of the commodities produced by the business. Particularly proposals which:
- demonstrate an enhancement of the quality of the commodities produced
- add value to Grampian produce.
|1-4, 33 & 35|
e. maintain and improve animal health and welfare standards. Particularly proposals which:
- make the best use of best practice utilising the latest technical advice and knowledge.
|2 & 30|
f. facilitate better waste management. Particularly proposals which:
- target NVZ, in or adjacent to designated riparian SACs and SSSIs.
|27-30 & 33|
g. mitigate farm pollution and/or reduce greenhouse gas emissions (in specific areas - see "Water and Soils"). Particularly proposals which:
- prevent environmental degradation within NVZ areas, in or adjacent to designated riparian SACs, SSSIs.
|27-30, 33 & 34|
A viable, competitive or sustainable farming sector through encouraging new entrants to restructure or modernise farm businesses. Particularly proposals which:
- encourage new entrants or young farmers (set up as head of an agricultural IACS registered business) to provide or upgrade buildings and associated structures, necessary fixed equipment, infrastructure information technology and associated fees where it can be shown that these investments:
- Are an essential part of the infrastructure or re-orientation of the business
- The investment will result in improvements in business viability, environmental management, health and safety, succession planning and/or create employment opportunities.
Particular focus will be given where the above is supported by a whole business plan.
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