Young farmers

Luxembourg has the youngest farmers in the EU, according to a report by Eurostat.

The Luxemburger Wort reports that

“in 2015, about 50% of farmers in Luxembourg were under the age of 40.

Across the European Union about 10 million people work in agriculture which actually makes up only 4.4% of the bloc’s total workforce.

The study finds that there are enormous disparities between countries in the European Union when it comes to farming. Work in agriculture accounts for 26% of employment in Romania for example, while in Luxembourg it is just 0.8%.

While Luxembourg may have the youngest farmers in the EU, Portugal has the oldest. About 42% there are over 65 and only 14% under the age of 40.” 

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