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Netherlands – CAP Strategic Plan

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


Land use
About 66% of the land in the Netherlands is used for agricultural purposes.
51 000
There are about 51 000 farms in the Netherlands, with an average farm size of 32 hectares.
32 hectares
Farm size
An average farm size is 32 hectares in the Netherlands.

Goal and strategy

The Netherlands’ strategy was jointly prepared by the Dutch Government, the Provinces and the Water Boards to ensure synergies with other policies and national resources. The Strategy aims at supporting farmers that contribute to the transition to sustainable agriculture. As each region has its own characteristics and challenges, the actions foreseen by the Plan will be tailored to the different areas of the country. Sustainability, food security and fair farm income are among the main objectives of the Plan.

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Factsheet20 June 2024
At a glance: Netherlands' CAP Strategic Plan

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

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Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27

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

Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan on the national website

Netherlands’ 2023 annual performance report on the national website

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.


  1. 22 February 2024
  2. 8 December 2023
  3. 13 December 2022

    The Commission approved the Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan.

  4. 2 November 2022

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

  5. 25 April 2022

    The Netherlands’ comments on Commission observation letter.

  6. 31 March 2022

    Commission sent an observation letter on the Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan.

  7. 29 December 2021

    The Netherlands submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.

  8. 18 December 2020

    Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for the Netherlands’ 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

14 DECEMBER 2022
Netherlands' CAP Strategic Plan – implementing decision
14 DECEMBER 2022
Netherlands' CAP Strategic Plan – annex to the implementing decision

Observation letters

28 APRIL 2022
Commission observation letter on Netherlands' CAP strategic plan
28 APRIL 2022
Netherlands' comments on Commission observation letter

Staff Working Documents

Commission Staff Working Document SWD2020 (388) – The Netherlands

30 MARCH 2021
Werkdocument van de diensten van de Commissie SWD2020 (388) — Nederland


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