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Future farmers in Europe

"Go for it. Choose the rural alternative. Reclaim the fields!" All around Europe, young urban people with no agricultural background decide to start a farm, often using principles of agroecology and community supported agriculture. Despite the many difficulties these new farmers face, their practices are innovative, viable and sustainable. Representing new forms of family farming, they are a response to Europe's emptying countrysides.

What drives young people make this radical choice? What obstacles did they encounter and which solutions did they find? What do they recommend others with similar aspirations? What insights do they have for markets, policy and research?

This short video portrays 8 'future farmers' from France, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Author: Cultivate!
Other authors: Future farmers in the spotlight
Organization: Cultivate!
Other organizations: Future farmers in the spotlight
Year: 2017
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Country/ies: France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands
Geographical coverage: European Union (European Union)
Content language: English
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Type: Video

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