Access to the purchase or lease of land is the main barrier for young farmers in the European Union. In addition to the difficulty of accessing more land, among the concerns of young farmers in Spain are also access to grants, subsidies and credits for their agricultural activity.
During the last years and especially during the real estate crisis there has been a concentration of land. The high price of land, compared to its profitability, does not compensate for making such a large investment to the young farmer.
Another factor that influences the difficulty of accessing the land, is that when older farmers retire, they continue with agricultural activity instead of selling or giving up land. We hope that this situation will change and that those young farmers who want to expand or start their farms will find the best way to do so to continue with their activity and rejuvenate the countryside.