Research for AGRI Committee - The Future of the European Farming Model: Socio-economic and territorial implications of the decline in the number of farms and farmers in the EU

Study 28-02-2022

This study provides 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. It concludes that in order to foster sustainability and resilience, the EFM and policy must embrace the emerging diversity of farmer profiles and stimulate socially desirable adaptive strategies that preserve the multifunctionality of farming.