A new funding round for the Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme (AECS) will open in January.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed that the scheme would continue in 2019 during a speech to parliament on the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
He said: “The scheme aims to support farmers, crofters and land managers to realise the environmental and economic benefits of transitioning to low carbon farming practices and with future payments guaranteed after a UK exit from the EU, it is important that we continue to enable projects to take place.
“I would encourage anyone thinking of making an application to start preparing it now, ahead of the application window opening in the new year.”
The scheme promotes environmentally friendly land management to improve water quality, manage flood risk, and mitigate and adapt to climate change.