Making farming cool for youth
Young farmers can make a big contribution to promoting rural prosperity. Currently, more than a third of all farms in the EU are run by farmers who are close to their retirement age. The EU’s common agricultural policy post-2020 has identified generational renewal as one of its nine goals. As such, generational renewal of the agricultural sectors is considered a key first step to helping strengthen rural value chains and bolster rural viability and vitality. The EU-funded YOUNG FARMERS project will develop new ideas to engage more young people in agriculture. Specifically, it will design a ‘networked individualism’ model developed by the digital sociology field to understand behaviour patterns. The model is innovative and provides new perspectives to structure public debates.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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