Figure 5: Proportion of family labour in total regular farm labour in full-time equivalents (AWUs) according to size of the farm in ha in selected EU MSs, 2010 (%)

Family farming in Europe: challenges and prospects

Original publication: April 2014 Authors: University of Kent: Ms Sophia DAVIDOVA; University of Aberdeen: Mr Kenneth THOMSON Short link to this post: http://bit.ly/2qeXgSP Available languages: This note discusses the definitions, challenges and future prospects of family farming in the EU. Some challenges, such as market volatility and climate change, are Read more…

Figure 2: Share of Direct Payments in Agricultural Factor Income (avg. 2007- 2009)

CAP 2014-2020 tools to enhance family farming: opportunities and limits

Original publication: April 2014 Authors: Teagasc, Dr. Thia Hennessy Shortlink to this post: http://bit.ly/2zaFcNU Available languages: Family farming is the predominant business model in European agriculture. The key challenges faced by family farms are considered in this briefing note and the effectiveness of policy measures in the EU, both the Read more…