Young farmers in Europe: opting for innovation

S.J.G. de Rooij

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Many young farmers in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe are turning away from the risks and insecurity involved in committing themselves to the capital intensive industrial farming model. They are now looking for low input, economical and multifunctional ways of managing their farms. In this interview with two young dairy farmers, the author shows how they are using these approaches to continue their family tradition as small farmers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
JournalLEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • small farms
  • farm management
  • livestock farming
  • organic farming
  • sustainability
  • economic situation
  • entrepreneurship
  • income
  • part time labour
  • netherlands
  • europe

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