NEWBIE on the block: How support networks can encourage farming debutants

Euractiv | Nov 24, 2021 at 2:45 PM
  • The lack of young farmers remains a major challenge for the agrifood world.
  • Climate change, healthy and sustainable food, environment-friendly farming practices, animal welfare, and, last but not least, food security – the challenges the European agrifood sector is facing are numerous, and they all depend on a vital factor: farmers.
  • The beneficiaries don’t necessarily have to be young: New entrants are largely defined as “anyone who starts a new farm business or becomes involved in an existing farm business”, independently of age, agricultural experience and resources.