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Belgium (Flanders) – CAP Strategic Plan

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


23 000
There are over 35 000 farms in Belgium: around 23 000 farms are in Flanders.
27 hectares
Farm size
In Flanders, farms have an average size of 27 hectares.
Over 45 million
Farm animals
Flanders hosts many farm animals: almost 1.3 million cattle, around 5.7 million pigs and more than 42 million poultry.

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.

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Factsheet24 April 2023
At a glance: Belgium's CAP Strategic Plan (Flanders)

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

  • In een notendop: Het Strategisch GLB-plan van België (Vlaanderen)

    Overzicht van de belangrijkste elementen en keuzes die België (Wallonië) heeft gedefinieerd in zijn goedgekeurde strategisch GLB-plan voor de uitvoering van het GLB 2023-27.

    (1.77 MB - PDF)

Flanders' CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website


  1. 21 December 2023
  2. 5 December 2022

    The Commission approved Flanders’ CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 18 November 2022

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

  4. 13 June 2022

    Flanders’ comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 25 May 2022

    Commission sent an observation letter on Flanders’ CAP Strategic Plan.

  6. 11 March 2022

    Flanders submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Flanders’ 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

Belgium's CAP Strategic Plan – implementing decision (Flanders)
Belgium's CAP Strategic Plan – annex to the implementing decision (Flanders)

Observation letters

12 JULY 2022
Commission observation letter on Belgium's CAP strategic plan – Flanders
12 JULY 2022
Flanders' comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (368) – Belgium

30 MARCH 2021
Document de travail des services de la Commission SWD2020 (368) — Belgique


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