Farm Advisory System

Geraghty Consulting are approved members of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s Cross Compliance Farm Advisory System(CC-FAS).

Under Article 13 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 each Member State is required to establish an approved Farm Advisory System (FAS) to advise farmers on land and farm management. The advice shall cover at least the Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) and the Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs) referred to in Chapter 1 of the Regulation (Cross-Compliance) The Regulation provides that farmers may participate in the farm advisory system on a voluntary basis and that priority shall be given to farmers who receive more than €15,000 in direct payments per year.