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(Results Based Agri Environment Pilot)


  • Small DAFM Pilot to test 'Results Based' approach and prepare farmers, advisors and DAFM for Agri Environment Scheme in new Rural Development Programme in 2023.
  • No guarantee of entry
  • 2 year duration: 2021 and 2022

This video gives an overview of REAP and what's involved in the pilot project
View a factsheet on the Results Based Agri Environment Pilot

 Who CANNOT apply?     

  • Farmers in GLAS, EIPs or Organics

What Fields are eligible?               

  • Fields on your BPS in 2020
  • Grass fields
  • Not tillage fields
  • Not peatland with heather



 How to make an Expression of Interest?

  • Through a DAFM approved REAP advisor
  • Contact your local Teagasc office
  • Deadline - Monday 10 May


IF accepted into REAP

  • You choose any grass fields totalling 2 – 10 ha
  • Your advisor will walk these grass fields in June / July and score field with you using one of two scorecards (Low Input Grassland or Multi Species Ley)
  • The score determines the level of payment
  • Your advisor will discuss the option of planting trees or hedges

 Field scores based on:

  • Number and abundance of grass and non-grass species
  • Extent of boundaries
  • Margin width: 1m, 2m, 3m (and 5m for Multi Species Leys)


1. Participation Payment: €1200 per year

2. Optional Capital Payment: €1200 in one year only

  • €9.20 / tree up to 130 trees or
  • €15.80 / m of hedge up to 76m

3. Field Score Payment:

  • Low Input Grassland (LIG)
        €250 - €400 / ha based on score of 4-10
        Plus Top up of €50/ha for late mown meadows
        Max €4,500 if 10 ha LIG + late mown meadow at score of 10/10


  • Multi Species Ley (MSL):
        €125 - €275 / ha based on score of 4-10
        Max €2750 if 10 ha MSL at score of 10/10

 MAX: €6,900 in one year & €5,700 in other year for a score of 10/10.

             Average payments likely to be half this.