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Latest news on organic conversions requirements:

Scotland organic funding update

The Scottish Government has informed us this week that they will now require an Organic Viability Plan (OVP) to be filled in and signed by converting applicants and approved by Certification as an endorsement. There is no need for this if you are applying for maintenance payments. The Scottish Government website will be updated with this requirement. This plan needs to be sent to your SRGDP office by the 16th May.

SA Certification can do the assessment free of charge for you. Please contact our Certification Officer Abigail Catt in the Soil Association Scotland office for a copy of the plan and any further information you may need on ACatt@soilassociation.org or 0131 6331011.