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Facts and figures of the 28 approved Common Agriculture Policy Strategic Plans

May 5, 2023 | EU Institutions

On 24 April 2023, the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) published a summary overview of the approved Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans in each Member State.

This overview summarises key elements of the 28 approved CAP Strategic Plans that underpin the policy’s implementation for 2023-2027. The information provided is based on data in the officially approved versions of the Plans by 31 December 2022 and updates the overview of the draft Strategic Plans publishedin June 2022.

The report describes the funds and requirements for minimum financial allocations as well as who can receive funds. In addition, the report specifies the types of interventions and programming in the different CAP Strategic Plans linked to the objectives of:

  • support viable farm income and resilience of the agricultural sector across the Union to enhance long-term food security and agricultural diversity as well as to ensure the economic sustainability of agricultural production in the Union; 
  • enhance market orientation and increase farm competitiveness both in the short and long term, including a greater focus on research, technology and digitalisation; 
  • improve the farmers’ position in the value chain.

In terms of environmental and climate sustainability, the summary includes the description of the Green Deal goals, strategies, legislation, and the tools for addressing related objectives, known as the new green architecture. It also reviews conditionality, mainly the GAEC standards.

The summary includes a chapter on thematic approaches in CAP plans and their contribution to:

  • organic production 
  • reduction of risk and use of pesticides
  • protection and increase of landscape features on agricultural land
  • nature and biodiversity: aid to NATURA 2000 areas in agricultural land Focus on support for protecting pollinators
  • water balance and building water resilience facing climate change

In terms of social aspects, it analyses the social conditionality (linking support to respect for agricultural workers’ rights) as well as interventions contributing to:

  • attract and sustain young farmers and new farmers and facilitate sustainable business development in rural areas; 
  • promote employment, growth, gender equality, including the participation of women in farming, social inclusion and local development in rural areas, including the circular bio-economy and sustainable forestry; 
  • improve the response of Union agriculture to societal demands on food and health, including high-quality, safe and nutritious food produced sustainably, to reduce food waste, as well as to improve animal welfare and to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Finally, there is a chapter on knowledge sharing, innovation and digitalisation.

Find more information on the delivery and application of the CAP Strategic Plans in each EU country, here

Know the details of the financial allocations by Member State and by intervention for CAP Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 in national CSPs 2023-2027, here.