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Increasing Farm Household Incomes

Avail of schemes

  • New: Basic Payment Scheme +Greening payment
  • New: Organics scheme/Forestry scheme

Know your social entitlements

  • Farm Assist
  • Rural Social Scheme

Household Budget

  • Manage costs – Switch energy providers
  • Plan for big events during lifetime

Off-farm employment

  • Up-skill/Re-train to fill skills gaps
  • Avail of courses
  • Dairy operatives/rural carers/rural tourism


  • Change mind-set….Develop new skills
  1. Explore/Develop ideas– talk to other farmers/entrepreneurs at Teagasc Options workshops
  2. Act – get business assistance and grant support: LEADER, Enterprise Ireland, LEO’s, DAFM etc

ON-Farm Options to Increase Household Income

  • forestry
  • organics
  • horticulture

OFF-Farm Options to Increase Household Income

  • rural tourism
  • artisan food
  • direct sales