Young farmers biggest challenge access to land and tackling environment


A major EU survey of young farmers has found that access to land, broadband and tackling the environment are the biggest issues facing our next generation.

Young farmers biggest challenge access to land and tackling environment

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A major EU survey of young farmers has found that access to land, broadband and tackling the environment are the biggest issues facing our next generation.

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.

Findings

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

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.

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