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France – CAP Strategic Plan

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


28 million ha
Agricultural land
France’s agricultural land is approximately 28 million hectares (ha), about half of its total territory.
456 000
There are about 456 000 farms in France, of an average size of 69 hectares.
708 170
There are around 708 170 farmers in France.

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.

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Factsheet31 January 2024
At a glance: France's CAP Strategic Plan

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

  • En bref: Plan stratégique de la PAC France

    Aperçu des principaux éléments et choix définis par la France dans son plan stratégique relevant de la PAC approuvé pour la mise en œuvre de la PAC 2023-27.

    (1.93 MB - PDF)

France's CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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More information on the national website


  1. 13 December 2023
  2. 7 July 2023
  3. 31 August 2022

    The Commission approved France’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  4. 4 August 2022

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

  5. 26 April 2022

    France’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  6. 31 March 2022

    Commission sent an observation letter on France's CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 21 December 2022

    France submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  8. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for France’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

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

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on France's CAP strategic plan – cover
28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on France's CAP strategic plan – annex
28 APRIL 2022
France's comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (379) – France

30 MARCH 2021
Document de travail des services de la Commission SWD2020 (379) — France