Change Edition

Luxembourg has the youngest farmers in the EU
Luxembourg

Luxembourg has the youngest farmers in the EU

10.11.2017 From our online archive
Luxembourg has the youngest agriculture farmers in the EU, according to data from a new farming report by Eurostat.

Luxembourg has the youngest agriculture farmers in the EU, according to data from a new farming report by Eurostat.

The report states 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.

(Adam Walder, adam.walder@wort.lu, +352 49939721)