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Subsidy for young farmers and farm transfer


Payments to natural persons below a certain age starting out as farmers. The subsidy is only given for a certain number of years. Young farmers’ decisions may be encouraged by developing properly functioning market structures (e. g. development of market infrastructure).


  • Public and private sector agricultural advisory services
  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Clear development prospects for agriculture, the agri-food sector and participation of farms
  • Clear responsibilities in public authorities
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • Interest and motivation of young people in rural areas to represent their own interests
  • Regulated and legally protected payment structures
  • Transport, communication and energy infrastructure
  • Willingness of the older generation to pass on the farm

Possible Negative Effects

  • Bandwagon effects
  • Structural change restricted
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