The final report of the study “Future of the European Farming Model: Socio-economic and territorial implications of the decline in the number of farms and farmers in the EU” by ÖIR together with the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research and the University of Ljubljana was published by the European Parliament in spring 2022. The purpose of the study for the European Parliament was to provide an overview of the effect of the decline in the number of farms across the EU on the European farming model (EFM), which is built around the notion of multifunctionality and provision of public goods by agriculture.

The study concludes that in order to foster sustainability and resilience, the EFM and policy tools must embrace the emerging diversity of farmer profiles and stimulate socially desirable adaptive strategies that preserve the multifunctionality of farming. Within OIR, Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Bernd Schuh, Arndt Münch, Manon Badouix, Cristian Andronic and Chien-Hui Hsiung were involved in the study.

You can find the study at this link.

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