The results of a CEJA (European Council of Young Farmers) has found that access to land is still the biggest issue facing young farmers.
The Building a Sustainable Sector was an online survey of young farmers conducted from April to August this year.
50% of young farmers expressed that access t land to develop their land was one of the major issues.
Speaking at the launch of the report Macra President James Healy also noted that:
“This is an important survey to capture the sentiment of young farmers across the EU. From an Irish young farmer perspective, the survey reveals that 81% of Irish young farmers surveyed believe that practical and implementable measures are needed to safeguard the environment.”
Broadband has also become a major issue for young farmers with 89% of polled farmers highlighting that access to fast reliable broadband was an essential requirement to support a vibrant and sustainable lifestyle in rural areas.
60% of young farmers across the continent felt that there was a viable future in farming.