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Denmark – CAP Strategic Plan

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


Rural areas
98% of Denmark is covered by predominantly rural areas and intermediate regions.
Rural population
28% of the Danish population live in predominantly rural areas and 48% live in intermediate regions.
35 000
There are approximately 35 000 farms in Denmark, with an average physical size of 75 hectares.

Goal and strategy

Denmark’s Plan seeks the sustainable development of farming, food and rural areas while ensuring food security through a competitive agri-food sector. To reach this goal, continued modernisation and digitalisation, together with high environmental and climate standards, will be a key focus. This will be achieved through a wide range of interventions aimed at contributing to environmental, economic and social sustainability.

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Factsheet6 December 2023
At a glance: Denmark's CAP Strategic Plan

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

  • Overblik: Danmarks strategiske plan under den fælles landbrugspolitik

    Oversigt over de vigtigste elementer og valg, som Danmark har fastlagt i sin godkendte strategiske plan for gennemførelsen af den fælles landbrugspolitik 2023-27.

    (2.12 MB - PDF)

Denmark’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website


  1. 28 November 2023
  2. 31 August 2022

    The Commission approved Denmark’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 4 August 2022

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

  4. 21 April 2022

    Denmark’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 31 March 2022

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

  6. 22 December 2022

    Denmark submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Denmark’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

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

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on Denmark's CAP strategic plan
28 APRIL 2022
Denmark's comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (371) – Denmark

30 MARCH 2021
Arbejdsdokument fra Kommissionens tjenestegrene SWD2020 (371) — Danmark