Where are the Future Farmers to Grow Our Food?

Recent surveys on rural demographics in the US, Japan and the European Union reveal an ever-aging farmer population. The average age of farmers in the US is now 58 years, and 67 years in Japan. More than one third of European farmers are older than 65 – technically retired, whereas less than 5% of farmers in analyzed countries are younger than 35-years-old! All OECD countries show similar trends. Consequently, this question begs to be asked: who will grow our food?


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Jun 14 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
IFAMR (ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/129168
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Special Issue A
Page range:
9-11
Total Pages:
3
JEL Codes:
Q13
Note:
This essay is one of 23 featured authors from around the world discussing the challenges and solutions to filling the global talent gap in agribusiness. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
15
Special Issue A




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