While the agricultural sector in Austria is open to innovative solutions, it has to operate with a limited number of crops due to its northern climate. The primary sector (agriculture, forestry and fishing) accounts for around 2.5% of Austria’s total gross value added, more than the EU average. Crops account for around 50% of the agricultural output, of which the share of cereals is almost half. Animal output is slightly over 40%, with milk production being the main contributor (23% of total agricultural output).
Goal and strategy
Austria’s strategy is aimed at ensuring the sustainable competitiveness and resilience of farms and securing food safety for the population, while at the same time improving the protection of natural resources and the climate. It contributes substantially to improving vitality and quality of life in rural areas through investments, knowledge transfer and innovation.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by Austria in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 13 September 2022
The Commission approved Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 10 August 2022
Austria submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 22 April 2022
Austria’s comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 30 December 2021
Austria submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.
Regulation (EU) 2021/2115 establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by EU countries under the common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans).