France’s young farmers are struggling to establish themselves

By |november 26th, 2019|access to land, agricultural subsidies, CAP, family farming, France, generational renewal, News, pension funds, poverty, precarious work, retirement of farmers, young farmers|

Between the challenge of accessing land and the cost of transferring ownership of farms, young French farmers are struggling to establish themselves as farmers. The question is, will the next generation of farmers be able to take up the baton in France...

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Land speculation squeezes out young farmers in East Germany

By |november 25th, 2019|access to land, agriculture industry, Brexit, direct EU payments, Germany, investors, lease, News, privatisation, public tenders, young farmers|

In East Germany, young farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase land because significant investors are not acquiring land for agricultural purposes and because former GDR  cooperatives are being privatised. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Italy’s young farmers: networking for making revenues

By |november 21st, 2019|access to land, agricultural funds, Education, first settlement subsidy, Italy, News, VàZapp, women in agriculture, young farmers|

The number of young people entering the agriculture sector is increasing, but there are many problems to be addressed. Networking is a good way to overcome them. EURACTIV's partner Agronotizie reports.

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Generational renewal in agriculture

By |november 18th, 2019|access to land, Common Agicultural Policy, digital farming, direct payments, generational renewal, News, rural areas, young farmers|

More than 31% of all farms in the EU are run by farmers older than 65, whilst young farmers represent only 6% of European agricultural community. Reversing this trend is one of the toughest challenges for the main EU farming policy.

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