Lithuania’s agricultural sector is characterised by relatively favourable production conditions but has structural constraints. In particular, the high share of small farms results in low average farm incomes. Agriculture attracts young farmers and plays a significant role in the country’s economy. Despite the challenging demographic conditions faced by Lithuania, overall, the share of the population living in rural areas (56.2%) is one of the highest in the EU.
Goal and strategy
The Lithuanian Plan’s main goal is to ensure the sustainable development of the agriculture and food sector in the country. Among others, this will be achieved by increasing the added value and the competitiveness of the sector, supporting farm viability, especially of small- and medium-sized farms, promoting sustainable production methods, while also ensuring adaptation to climate change and nature conservation. Enhancing innovation and increasing the attractiveness of rural areas are also emphasised.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by Lithuania in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Lithuania’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 7 November 2023
The Commission approved Lithuania’s first amendment to the CAP Strategic Plan.
- 21 November 2022
The Commission approved Lithuania’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 20 October 2022
Lithuania submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 26 April 2022
Lithuania’s comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on Lithuania’s CAP Strategic Plan.
- 5 January 2022
Lithuania submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Lithuania’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).