In Europe almost 5% of the total agricultural area is under Conservation Agriculture techniques. According to different sources, the area under CA in the EU-28 is as follows:

 

Country

No-Till area (ha)

Source

Annual crops area (ha)

Source

%

Austria

28,330

(1)

1,232,040

(3)

2.30

Belgium

270

(2)

613,580

(3)

0.04

Bulgaria

16,500

(1)

3,197,800

(3)

0.52

Croatia

18,540

(1)

832,870

(3)

2.23

Cyprus

270

(1)

61,770

(3)

0.44

Czech Republic

40,820

(1)

2,373,890

(3)

1.72

Denmark

2,500

(2)

2,184,120

(3)

0.11

Estonia

42,140

(1)

578,660

(3)

7.28

Finland

200,000

(2)

1,912,710

(3)

10.46

France

300,000

(2)

17,166,990

(3)

1.75

Germany

146,300

(2)

10,904,310

(3)

1.34

Greece

7

(2)

1,600,950

(3)

0.00

Hungary

5,000

(2)

3,560,130

(3)

0.14

Ireland

2,000

(2)

999,550

(3)

0.20

Italy

283,923

(2)

5,992,540

(3)

4.74

Latvia

11,340

(1)

1,101,650

(3)

1.03

Lithuania

19,280

(1)

2,129,630

(3)

0.91

Luxembourg

440

(1)

60,950

(3)

0.72

Malta

0

(1)

5,290

(3)

0.00

Netherlands

7,350

(1)

670,360

(3)

1.10

Poland

403,180

(1)

9,518,930

(3)

4.24

Portugal

16,050

(2)

707,490

(3)

2.27

Romania

583,820

(1)

7,295,660

(3)

8.00

Slovakia

2,000

(2)

1,304,820

(3)

0.15

Slovenia

2,480

(1)

165,410

(3)

1.50

Spain

619,373

(2)

7,998,655

(4)

7.74

Sweden

15,820

(1)

2,324,650

(3)

0.68

United Kingdom

362,000

(2)

4,376,000

(5)

8.27

Total EU-28

3,129,733

 

90,871,405

 

3.44

 

Country

Groundcovers area (ha)

Source

Permanent crops area (ha)

Source

%

Slovakia

18,810

(2)

26,130

(4)

71.99

Portugal

32,950

(2)

895,590

(4)

3.68

Hungary

65,000

(2)

214,430

(4)

30.31

Italy

132,900

(2)

2,409,780

(4)

5.52

Greece

483,340

(2)

1,040,140

(4)

46.47

Spain

1,275,888

(3)

4,961,981

(3)

25.71

Rest of countries

0

 

3,357,030

 

0

Total EU-28

2,008,888

 

12,905,081

 

15.57

 

  

Sources:

(1) Eurostat, 2010

(2) Data provided by ECAF members (General Assembly, 2017)

(3) MAPAMA, 2016

(4) Eurostat, 2013

(5) DEFRA, 2015