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Malta – CAP Strategic Plan

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


300 000
More than 300 000 people live in rural areas in Malta.
10 400
There are more than 10 400 farms in Malta, 90% of which are less than two hectares in size.
10 700 ha
Agricultural land
The total agricultural area of Malta is 10 700 hectares (ha).

Goal and strategy

The Maltese CAP Plan targets the needs of the agricultural sector with the specific aim of providing adequate resources to meet future demands. These include environmental and climate objectives, fair income for farmers and workers, improving rural conditions and infrastructure, new technologies and digitalisation, as well as farm resilience.

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

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

  • Mad-daqqa t’għajn: Il-pjan Strateġiku tal-PAK ta’ Malta

    Ħarsa ġenerali lejn l-elementi u l-għażliet ewlenin definiti minn Malta fil-Pjan Strateġiku tal-PAK approvat tagħha għall-implimentazzjoni tal-PAK 2023–27.

    (1.56 MB - PDF)

Malta’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

The completeness of the information provided in the links is solely the responsibility of the competent national authorities.

Malta's CAP Strategic Plan on the national website

Malta’s 2023 annual performance report on the national website (PDF)

The annual performance report (APR) presents: spending, outputs, and results achieved through the CAP Strategic Plan (CSP).

The APRs cover a qualitative and a quantitative overview of the CSPs’ implementation, providing an outline of the expenditures and performance achieved.

More information on the national website


  1. 11 December 2023
  2. 30 November 2022

    The Commission approved Malta’s CAP Strategic Plan.

  3. 10 November 2022

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

  4. 28 April 2022

    Malta’s comments on Commission observation letter.

  5. 31 March 2022

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

  6. 28 December 2021

    Malta submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for Malta’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

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

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on Malta's CAP strategic plan
3 MAY 2022
Malta's comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (387) – Malta

30 MARCH 2021
Dokument ta’ Ħidma tal-Persunal tal-Kummissjoni SWD2020 (387) — Malta


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