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Bulgaria – CAP Strategic Plan

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


Agricultural land
About 41% of Bulgaria’s territory is agricultural land.
Rural areas
Rural areas represent 22% of Bulgaria’s territory and are home to 13% of the population.
76 372
The total number of registered farmers in 2021 was 76 372, while the total number of agricultural holdings was 132 742.

Goal and strategy

Bulgaria’s strategy aims to promote the sustainable development of the agricultural sector by supporting viable farm income and enhancing competitiveness. It envisages various interventions for improving the living and working conditions in rural areas and responding to the needs of young and small farmers. The Plan will also support sustainable farming practices and envisages a significant contribution to the protection of natural resources, including by promoting investments that target them.

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Factsheet24 April 2023
At a glance: Bulgaria's CAP Strategic Plan

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

  • Кратък преглед: Стратегически план на България по ОСП

    Преглед на ключовите елементи и решения, определени от България в нейния одобрен стратегически план по ОСП за изпълнението на ОСП за периода 2023—27 г.

    (2.52 MB - PDF)

Bulgaria’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website


  1. 7 December 2022

    The Commission approved Bulgaria’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  2. 22 November 2022

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

  3. 9 June 2022

    Bulgaria's comments on Commission observation letter.

  4. 23 May 2022

    Commission sent an observation letter on Bulgaria's CAP Strategic Plan.

  5. 25 February 2022

    Bulgaria submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  6. 30 March 2021

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Bulgaria´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

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

Observation letters

12 JULY 2022
Commission observation letter on Bulgaria's CAP strategic plan
12 JULY 2022
Commission observation letter on Bulgaria's CAP strategic plan – annex
12 JULY 2022
Bulgaria's comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (369) – Bulgaria

30 MARCH 2021
Работен документ на службите на Комисията SWD2020 (369) – България