The Cypriot farm labour force employs around 72 000 persons, the majority of which represent family holdings. Even though the unemployment rate between 2018 and 2020 reduced by 1% in rural areas, it remains the highest share in the country with 8.1%. Unemployment in rural areas remains an issue, especially for young people, in light of the aging population trend.
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.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by Cyprus in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Cyprus' CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 2 December 2022
The Commission approved Cyprus’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 16 November 2022
Cyprus submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 27 April 2022
Cyprus’ comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on Cyprus’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 30 December 2021
Cyprus submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Cyprus’ 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).