Food Forward: The young farmers rising to tomorrow’s challenges

Just 5.6% of European farmers are under age 35. What happens to our food system if the next generation doesn’t take up farming? Iris Bouwers, Vice Chair of the European Council of Young Farmers, describes the challenges they face and how the government, banks and consumers can help.

“Do I have what it takes to be a farmer in tomorrow’s market?”

- Iris Bouwers, Farmer and Vice Chair of European Council of Young Farmers