French agriculture is characterised by its great diversity due to the variety of landscapes, climate and soil found in its territory. The value of its agricultural production is among the highest in the EU, adding up to EUR 72.9 billion. The sectors with the highest production value are wine (13.2%), milk (13.1%), cereals (13%) and cattle (9.9%). The agricultural sector is historically structured, with the highest number of recognised producer organisations in the EU (724). For example, 80% of milk production and 50% of fruit and vegetable production is covered by a producer organisation (recognised or not).
Goal and strategy
France’s strategy aims to ensure food security by improving the sustainable competitiveness of the agricultural sector, creating added value, increasing the farms’ resilience, and limiting the use of inputs. The Plan contributes to the Green Deal’s objectives and to carbon neutrality by promoting farm diversification, preservation of permanent grasslands, plant protein production, agroecology, and organic farming. It combines national and regional elements, providing support to farmers and rural areas by taking into account regional specificities.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by France in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
France's CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 31 August 2022
The Commission approved France’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 4 August 2022
France submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 26 April 2022
France’s comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on France's CAP Strategic Plan.
- 21 December 2022
France submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for France’s 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).