The Protein Aid Scheme is a payment to farmers for growing beans, peas, and lupins. These crops, which are nitogren-fixing, provide important environmental benefits. They are also a domestically-produced source of protein for animal feed.
How to qualify
You must be cultivating any or all of the following:
The protein crops clover, alfalfa and lucerne are not eligible for aid under the scheme. You must comply with the conditions of the scheme
Rates of payment
The rate for 2019 was set at €365 per hectare. The rate of aid payable varies each year.
You apply for the Protein Aid Scheme as part of your Basic Payment Scheme
application. Your Basic Payment Scheme application also serves as your application for the Protein Aid Scheme. To apply online, login or register at www.agfood.ie
. You must apply by midnight on Wednesday 15 May 2020.
If your login or password are expired and need to be renewed please contact the Department’s helpdesk.