Flanders is very densely populated with 492 inhabitants per km2. About 46 000 people work in Flemish agriculture, which contributes to around 0.9% of the region’s gross value added. Flemish agri-businesses are mainly managed as family holdings with about 70% of workers being family members, not counting seasonal workers. At the same time, around 90% of agricultural production takes place on specialised farms.
Goal and strategy
The Plan aims to support farmers in their search for sustainable opportunities for their businesses and gives them opportunities to invest, innovate and develop resilient and future-oriented farming income models. Income security, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation, improving water quantity and quality, and productive and resilient soils are the main objectives of the Plan.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by Belgium (Flanders) in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Flanders' CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 5 December 2022
The Commission approved Flanders’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 November 2022
Flanders submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 13 June 2022
Flanders’ comments on Commission observation letter.
- 25 May 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on Flanders’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 11 March 2022
Flanders submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Flanders’ 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).