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Finland – CAP Strategic Plan

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An overview of Finland’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
95% of Finland is categorised as rural areas, hosting around 39.5% of the total population.
44 500
Agricultural holdings
There are around 44 500 agricultural holdings in Finland, with an average farm size of 51 hectares.
Organic farming
Around 14.4% of Finland’s agricultural land is dedicated to organic farming.

Goal and strategy

The cornerstones of Finland’s strategy are food security, farm competitiveness, increased environmental and climate ambition, and vibrant rural areas. A wide range of interventions are put in place in order to respond to the economic, environmental and social challenges faced by the agricultural sector and rural areas. The Finnish Plan encompasses both Mainland Finland and Åland Islands. While direct payments are the same for both, the rural development interventions are specifically designed for each of the two regions.

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Factsheet20 December 2023
At a glance: Finland's CAP Strategic Plan

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

  • Lyhyt katsaus Suomen YMP:n strategiasuunnitelmaan

    Yleiskatsaus Suomen hyväksytyssä YMP:n strategiasuunnitelmassaan YMP:n 2023–2027 täytäntöönpanoa varten määrittelemiin keskeisiin osatekijöihin ja valintoihin.

    (1.86 MB - PDF)

Finland's CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website


  1. 31 October 2023
  2. 31 August 2022

    The Commission approved Finland ’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 20 July 2022

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

  4. 21 April 2022

    Finland’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 31 March 2022

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

  6. 31 December 2021

    Finland submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Finland’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

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

Observation letters

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

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (376) – Finland

30 MARCH 2021
Komission yksiköiden valmisteluasiakirja SWD2020 (376) – Suomi