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Supporting young farmers: the generation gap in European agriculture

Only around 6% of Europe’s farmers are aged 35 or younger, while well over half are aged 55 or more

One of the most commonly-lamented problems with European agriculture is its ageing workforce. The age pyramid for farming in EU member states is heavily tilted towards the older age bracket – in some countries more than others – with negative consequences for innovation and for potential new entrants.

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