Have a look at the new Policy Brief on future farm demographics and structural change in selected regions of the European Union.
Farm demographics is as an important driver of structural change in European agriculture. SURE-Farm researchers from IAMO (https://www.iamo.de/) finds that many potential agricultural entrants- farm successors as well as hired workers- are deterred by what they view as a poor quality of life that farming offers.
Policy objectives should address the social image of farming as well as revitalize rural areas. Increasingly critical is the demand for skilled hired labour. However, policies dealing with farm demographic change ignore these needs and focus almost exclusively on farm succession.
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