European agriculture is populated by an older generation of farmers. Demographic trends reveal that 5.6% of all European farms are run by farmers younger than 35, while almost one third of all farmers are older than 65.

Research on this issue by Dr Shane Conway, Dr John McDonagh and Dr Maura Farrell in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Research Unit at NUI Galway, focusing on ‘Intergenerational Considerations for Generational Renewal in Agriculture Policy Strategies’ has been featured in a recent the ARC 2020 (Agricultural and Rural Convention) Rural Dialogues publication (p.38-40).

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ARC 2020 is a multi-stakeholder European Union wide platform that involves over 150 civil society networks and organisations (from 22 EU Member States) all working on issues affected by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

ARC2020 Rural Dialogues