Did you know only 11% of EU farmers are under 40?
There are about 10.3 million farmers in the EU, one third (32%) of whom have an age of 65 years or more. Only 11% of farms are run by farmers under 40. However, young farmers tend to manage larger farms in terms of area, livestock, and output . Attracting young people to farming will be important to reinvigorate rural communities and ensure our future food supply.
A report from the European Council of Young Farmers shows that a large majority of young farmers feel responsible for guaranteeing a sustainable agricultural sector . Young farmers also tend to be more eager to embrace innovative technologies and sustainable agricultural practices  to tackle the challenge of growing demand for food with shrinking natural resources.
 Young farmers | European Commission (europa.eu)
 CEJA (2019) Survey: Building a Sustainable Sector
 A 2019 survey by DG AGRI and the European Investment Bank confirms that young farmers take loans most frequently to invest in mechanization and innovative solutions. EIB to unlock EUR 2 billion for agriculture across Europe with special support for young farmers.