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Cyprus – CAP Strategic Plan

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

Overview

100%
Rural population
All of the population of Cyprus is considered to be rural.
135 560 ha
Land use
Cyprus’ agricultural land covers approximately 135 560 hectares (ha).
34 940
Farms
There are about 34 940 farms, rather small in size, with an average of 3 hectares.

Goal and strategy

The Cypriot CAP Plan will provide an opportunity to renew the agricultural potential of Cyprus, creating a robust primary sector. It aims to respond to the concerns of producers and consumers, to attract younger generations, maintain social cohesion and promote a sustainable rural development. In parallel, it intends to protect the environment in which farmers operate. The Plan will work with a view to shift towards a new agricultural model, which respects the use of natural resources and commits to preserving and improving them.

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Factsheet31 January 2024
At a glance: Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan

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

  • Με μια ματιά: ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΙΚΟ ΣΧΕΔΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΓΠ

    Επισκόπηση των βασικών στοιχείων και επιλογών που καθόρισε η Κύπρος στο εγκεκριμένο στρατηγικό σχέδιο της ΚΓΠ για την εφαρμογή της ΚΓΠ 2023-27.

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Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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

Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan on the national website

Cyprus' 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.

Timeline

  1. 12 December 2023
  2. 2 December 2022

    The Commission approved Cyprus’ CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 16 November 2022

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

  4. 27 April 2022

    Cyprus’ comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 31 March 2022

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

  6. 30 December 2021

    Cyprus submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Cyprus’ 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).

Documents

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

7 DECEMBER 2022
Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan – implementing decision
7 DECEMBER 2022
Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan – annex to the implementing decision

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on Cyprus' CAP strategic plan
6 MAY 2022
Cyprus' comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (370) – Cyprus

30 MARCH 2021
Έγγραφο εργασίας των υπηρεσιών της Επιτροπής SWD2020 (370) — Κύπρος