Small Farms in Europe: Viable but Underestimated
Small farms are a crucial element of the European agricultural system. They produce most of the healthy and diverse food that we eat every day, they provide local jobs and sustain rural activities, and they secure the resilience of our food system. Nevertheless, across Europe small farms are disappearing. They struggle to compete with large multinational agro-businesses, they are under pressure from land grabbing, and they face serious challenges to secure public support, as they are often considered unviable and outdated.