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Austria – CAP Strategic Plan

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An overview of Austria’s formally approved strategy to implement the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) nationally, as well as information on the process and related documents.


110 000
There are more than 110 000 farms in Austria, while the average farm manages about 20 hectares of land.
3.5 million
More than 3.5 million people live in rural areas, which represents 40% of Austria’s population.
Rural areas
Rural areas cover 75% of Austria, while 18% of the land falls in the category of intermediate regions.

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.

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Factsheet28 August 2023
At a glance: Austria's CAP Strategic Plan

Overview of key elements and choices defined by Austria in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.


    Überblick über die wichtigsten Elemente und Optionen, die Österreich in seinem genehmigten GAP-Strategieplan für die Umsetzung der GAP 2023-27 festgelegt hat.

    (2.23 MB - PDF)

Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

The completeness of the information provided in the links is solely the responsibility of the competent national authorities.

Austria's CAP Strategic Plan on the national website

Austria's 2023 annual performance report on the national website 

The annual performance report (APR) presents: spending, outputs, and results achieved through the CAP Strategic Plan (CSP). 

The APRs cover a qualitative and a quantitative overview of the CSPs’ implementation, providing an outline of the expenditures and performance achieved.


  1. 23 August 2023
  2. 13 September 2022

    The Commission approved Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 10 August 2022

    Austria submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.

  4. 22 April 2022

    Austria’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 31 March 2022

    Commission sent an observation letter on Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  6. 30 December 2021

    Austria submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Austria’s CAP Strategic Plan.

Legal basis

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).


Specific requests to review the CAP Strategic Plan

20 JULY 2023
Art. 120 letters – Assessment of the impact on the CSP of changes to Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, and the Effort Sharing Regulations

Implementing decision

Austria's CAP Strategic Plan – implementing decision
Austria's CAP Strategic Plan – annex to the implementing decision

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on Austria's CAP strategic plan
28 APRIL 2022
Austria's comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document c2020 (367) – Austria

30 MARCH 2021
Arbeitsunterlage der Kommissionsdienststellen SWD2020 (367) – Österreich


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