Results of ‘Exchange Schemes for Young Farmers’ presented at the Young Farmers 2015 conferenceClient: The European Commission | Sectors: Natural Resources
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), presented during the conference ‘knowledge for young farmers’ the preliminary results of the pilot project ‘Exchange Schemes for Young Farmers’. This study has been conducted by Ecorys, LEI-Wageningen UR and Aequator Groen & Ruimte. On 15-16 October 2015, DG AGRI welcomed 165 young farmers, young farmers associations, policy makers, exchange schemes and EU institutions at the conference, which was organised by Ecorys.
The MEP Mairead McGuinness said that she was pleased to see such a solid research on the needs of young farmers and that the country reports are a rich source of information. The Deputy Director-General Mihail Dumitru of DG AGRI and Director of DG AGRI Aldo Longo indicated that it is the first time that young farmers and exchange scheme managers were together. Also young farmers welcomed very much that profound research had been done on their needs.
At the conference the results of the three parts of the study were presented:
Please find the full breakdown here