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Belgium (Wallonia) – CAP Strategic Plan

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


12 000
There are over 35 000 farms in Belgium: around 12 000 farms are in Wallonia.
Over 10 million
Farm animals
Wallonia hosts around 1.1 million cattle, 400 000 pigs and 9 million poultry.
Rural population
26.6% of Walloon inhabitants live in predominantly rural areas.


  1. 19 December 2023
  2. 5 December 2022

    The Commission approved Wallonia’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 18 November 2022

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

  4. 17 June 2022

    Wallonia’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 25 May 2022

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

  6. 17 March 2022

    Wallonia submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

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

Goal and strategy

Wallonia’s CAP plan aims to build the economic resilience of farmers, ensuring their income as well as the environmental and climate transition. In order to achieve this, all types of agriculture will be supported to comply with market needs (conventional, organic, livestock and crops). Furthermore, young farmers will benefit from setting-up support, while cooperation interventions will create the ground for innovation and digitalisation on farms and in rural areas.

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Factsheet2 February 2024
At a glance: Belgium's CAP Strategic Plan (Wallonia)

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

  • En bref: Le Plan Stratégique relevant De La PAC Belgique (Wallonie)

    Aperçu des principaux éléments et choix définis par la Belgique (Wallonie) dans son plan stratégique relevant de la PAC approuvé pour la mise en œuvre de la PAC 2023-27.

    (2.03 MB - PDF)

Wallonia’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website

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

Observation letters

12 JULY 2022
Commission observation letter on Belgium's CAP strategic plan – Wallonia
12 JULY 2022
Commission observation letter on Belgium's CAP strategic plan – Wallonia – annex
12 JULY 2022
Wallonia's 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