The Netherlands is a very densely populated country, where rural areas have urban centres in which most of the people live. The Dutch agricultural sector is characterised as highly productive, modern, innovative, and export-oriented and it employs about 2% of the Dutch working population. Ornamental horticulture products, dairy and eggs, meat, vegetables, and fruit are the most important sectors in terms of production value. The value of exported agri-food products is above EUR 100 billion per year.
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.
Overview of key elements and choices defined by the Netherlands in its approved CAP Strategic Plan for the implementation of the CAP 2023-27.
Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan 2023-27
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- 13 December 2022
The Commission approved the Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 2 November 2022
The Netherlands’ submitted a revised proposal, addressing the Commission’s observations on the first draft.
- 25 April 2022
The Netherlands’ comments on Commission observation letter.
- 31 March 2022
Commission sent an observation letter on the Netherlands’ CAP Strategic Plan.
- 29 December 2021
The Netherlands submitted its first proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan.
- 18 December 2020
Commission issued a Staff Working Document containing recommendations for the Netherlands’ 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).