Agri-Environment Scheme Agreements

This is very similar to the Entry Level Scheme, except for the fact that it only covers ecological areas. Most of the options are the same in ELS and OELS, but some that are not suitable (for example. B reduced use of artificial fertilisers) are omitted. Like ELS, contracts last 5 years, but OELS land is paid with £60/hectares. It is possible to combine OELS with regular ELS on farms with a mix of organic land and conventionally managed land. [1] 2. Entry-level systems have less stringent qualification criteria than those described in the previous graph. The entry-level programmes were launched in 2003 as a pilot project in England, with an agreement of 0.03 million hectares, and then set up in 2005.