The mixed farming agreement has three categories with fourteen options to choose from and applicants must pick at least one option from categories 1, 2 and 3. The minimum number of options that can be selected is three, and there is no maximum.

Category 1.

Nectar and pollen sources for insect pollinators and insect-rich foraging for birds (min 1 ha per 100 ha of farmed land included in the agreement for AB1 and AB8; 2ha for GS4. No max)

AB1 Nectar flower mix £511/ha
AB8 Flower-rich margins and plots £539/ha
GS4 Legume and herb-rich swards £309/ha


Category 2.           

Winter food for seed-eating birds (min 2 ha per 100 ha farmed land included in the agreement, no max)

AB9 Winter bird food £640/ha


Category 3.

Additional resources & habitats (no min or max, apart from individual option requirements)

AB5 Nesting plots for lapwing and stone curlew £524/ha
AB6 Enhanced overwinter stubble £436/ha
AB11 Cultivated areas for arable plants £532/ha
AB12 Supplementary winter feeding for farmland birds £632 per tonne for every 2 ha of AB9
GS2 Permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) £95/ha
GS17 Lenient grazing supplement £44/ha
SW1 4m to 6m buffer strip on cultivated land £353/ha
BE3 Management of hedgerows £8/100m
WT1 Buffering in-field ponds and ditches in improved grassland £201/ha
WT2 Buffering in-field ponds and ditches on arable land £501/ha