Attitude to Investment - Agricultural & Horticultural Businesses

Closed 29 Nov 2023

Opened 27 Oct 2023


A new programme of Farm Support and Development, designed in consultation with the Northern Ireland agricultural industry and other key stakeholders is being developed and will be introduced on a phased basis over the coming years. 

The Capital Investment Measure will help farmers and growers improve business efficiency and environmental performance. In particular, support will be focused on assisting the industry to meet Net Zero targets to incentivise investment in carbon reduction technology and to invest in equipment to support low carbon farming.  The Capital Investment Measure will provide your farm business with opportunities to improve performance, resilience, efficiency and sustainability by providing support for capital investment with the most potential to deliver against scheme objectives.

The purpose of this survey is to gauge the readiness of Northern Ireland farmers and growers to invest in new capital equipment and infrastructure in the short/medium term.

The information you provide will help DAERA to determine the scale and scope of the support required for the industry.


  • All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (UK GDPR 2016) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). DAERA's privacy statement document is found here.
  • It is mandatory to complete questions that state 'required' or the system will not permit you to proceed.
  • If you would like to save and edit the survey later, then click 'Save and Come Back Later'. By providing your e-mail address you will receive a weblink to your survey.  This provides access to view and edit all your existing answers until you submit your completed survey.
  • After you click 'Submit' you will no longer be able to go back and change any of your answers. 
  • Depending on the options selected, this survey will take between 15 - 30 minutes to complete.
  • If you have any queries about completing this survey please contact us.

Please 'Submit' your survey by 23:59 Wednesday 29 November 2023.

What happens next

Many thanks for your input into this survey.The information you provide will help DAERA to determine what the level of interest is, and will be vital in making decisions on the scale and scope of the support required for the industry.



  • All stakeholders
  • Business


  • Climate Change
  • Water Regulation
  • Waste Regulation
  • Pollution Control
  • Farming
  • Agriculture
  • Environment