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The new CAP 2023-2027 and the Greek Strategic Plan


Article by the Secretary General of Agricultural Policy and International Relations of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Dr. Konstantinou Bagineta at FoodLife

On December 30, the Greek Strategic Plan for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2023-2027 was submitted, among the first to be submitted to the European Commission, following the detailed briefing of the competent Committee on Production and Trade of the Greek Parliament on it. In this context, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and the General Secretariat for Agricultural Policy and International Relations, completed a long and intensive period of consultation and preparation (13 Conferences in the respective Regions of the country, with approximately 100 hours of consultation, hybrid informative events, digital consultations, expanded thematic and focus groups, diagnostic studies, quantitative and qualitative field surveys, texts, presentations and questionnaires of consultation, postings of informative material on the websites of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, etc.), resulting in a coherent and integrated Strategic Plan with a development orientation and a social sign, harmonized with the objectives of the European Green Deal.

Here are some of the key objectives of this design:

* Fair, balanced and rapid use of the €19.3 billion of resources of the new CFP.

* Removing disparities in favour of young farmers and competitiveness by streamlining the system for allocating direct payments.

* Support for small and medium-sized farms through redistributive aid to remedy distortions of the past.

* Maintenance of the existing coupled aid scheme by increasing the resources provided for.

* Substantial support for real and young farmers by increasing the aid directed to them.

* Strengthening the Investment Pillar II of the new CAP, to which we transfer twice as many resources from Pillar I compared to the previous programming period.

* Securing the resources for the continuation of the support of agricultural activity in the mountainous, disadvantaged and island regions of our country.

* Investment in rural education and training, advisory services and cooperation for the transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation in agricultural practice, creating AKIS.

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