The generational renewal of farmers is the subject of our new episode.
French farmers are on average 51 years old, and 43% of them will be retired in 10 years, but one third of them are not replaced when they cease their activity: as a consequence, their land is very likely to expand existing neighboring farms, which is rather incompatible with the agroecological transition. Ensuring the generational renewal of farmers is therefore a necessity for the transition to agroecology, especially as some of the newcoming farmers are likely to seek a better production quality. How can the takeover of existing farms be encouraged? Aurélie Catallo answers Sophie Larmoyer's questions.
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The ecological transition (energy or agro-ecological transition, development issues, etc.) is a subject of public policies. They are complex, sometimes underpinned by blockages or misunderstandings. At IDDRI, we propose possible solutions based on science. We put them on the democratic agenda because they are aimed at political and economic decision-makers, as well as at civil society as a whole. In these podcasts, IDDRI research fellows present their thoughts to shed light on the debate.