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Competitiveness & Viability

Priority 2: Enhancing the competitiveness of all types of agriculture and enhancing farm viability

Various forces pose threats to farmers’ incomes, and therefore farmers working within a variety of farming models should aim to continue to become more competitive. In some cases further restructuring is needed. Given that only six percent of farm managers are aged below 35, more young people must be encouraged to bring their energy and ideas to the farm sector.

Areas of Intervention:

  • Facilitating restructuring of farms facing major structural problems (notably farms with a low degree of market participation, or market-orientated farms active in particular sectors, or farms in need of agricultural diversification)
  • Facilitating a balanced age structure in the agricultural sector