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Fostering access to land for a new generation of agroecological farmers

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

Context: Preserving land for local, sustainable agriculture is becoming a growing issue in many parts of Europe. Major results on farmland result from: decline of farmland, mostly due to the pressure of non agricultural uses (urban sprawl, infrastructure...) and increasing land concentration on large, intensive farms, while small-scale farming is disappearing. In parallel, the forthcoming retirem ...
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Farm succession in Europe

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

Although farming is of vital importance for the world’s food production, small-scale family farms are disappearing at a rapid pace everywhere in Europe, since many of them lack successors. The last phase on the farm life cycle seems to be a crucial period in this phenomenon. According to Belgian academics, the transfer itself is one of the most difficult stages in the development of family farms, ...
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