Future farmers in Europe

Title Future farmers in Europe
Contributor ILEIA Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
Author ILEIA Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
Content “Go for it. Reclaim the fields!” All around Europe, young people with no agricultural background are setting up farming initiatives. Despite the many difficulties these new farmers face, their systems are innovative, viable and sustainable. They are a response to Europe’s emptying countrysides, and their numbers are growing. Why and how did they make this radical choice? What do they gain from their hard work? What did they learn? This short video portrays 8 ‘future farmers’ from France, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published
Language English
Europe FRANCE, GERMANY, IRELAND, NETHERLANDS
Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R43MXHEfFrU&feature=youtu.be

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Youth and agriculture: German youth struggle for land

Title Youth and agriculture: German youth struggle for land
Contributor ILEIA
Author Paula Gioia
Content ‘Land grabbing’ has grabbed people’s attention in recent years, but this phenomenon is not restricted to developing countries. In the heart of Europe, young German farmers like Paula Giola are also struggling to retain and regain access to farmland.
Type of initiative Article
Year Published
Language English
Europe GERMANY
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/resilience-faces/german-youth-land-struggle

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