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Cross Compliance

To receive a payment under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) you must follow a variety of regulations on the environment, climate change, good agricultural condition of land, public, animal , plant health and animal welfare.  This system is known as Cross Compliance.

Cross Compliance is implemented under two main areas:

Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs): These SMRs refer to 13 legislative requirements in the field of environment, food safety, animal and plant health and animal welfare. 

Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC): This obligation of keeping land in good agricultural and environmental condition refers to a range of standards related to soil, the protection and maintenance of soil organic matter, avoiding the deterioration of habitats and water protection.

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