The Greek agricultural sector employs approximately 400 000 people, representing 10% of employment in all sectors. The farm labour force consists mainly of family holdings. Unemployment in rural areas remains an issue, especially for young people, in light of the aging population. More than 70% of the Greek agricultural area faces natural or other specific constraints (for example: extreme slopes, low temperatures, dryness of soil, unfavourable soil texture, borderline areas, island regions) which significantly affect farming.
Goal and strategy
The Greek CAP Plan responds to modern challenges through a balanced approach to the ambitions of the common agricultural policy for a more resilient, green, and digital agriculture, in line with the priorities of the European Green Deal. It marks the shift towards a new production model for Greek agriculture and the entire agri-food sector in Greece. The Plan focuses on improving competitiveness by promoting innovation and new technologies, fostering young entrepreneurship, and securing a fair income for farmers. Moreover, the Plan aims to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture. The main priority remains the sustainable development of rural areas.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by Greece in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Greece's CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 21 November 2022
The Commission approved Greece’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 17 October 2022
Greece submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 4 May 2022
Greece’s comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on Greece’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 30 December 2021
Greece submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Greece’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).