Many farmers wrestle with the challenge of farm succession. Farmers are keen to see their organic or biodynamic farm, their life’s work, continue – but how?
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By Tony Matthews. There are two beautiful river valleys in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, the Gwendraeth Fawr and the Gwendraeth Fach, separated by the Carboniferous Limestone ridge which surfaces all around the South Wales coalfield. The two rivers join by Kidwelly castle then flow into Carmarthen bay. Ty`r Eithin farm, 80 acres in all, looks […]
It is an often quoted statistic in agriculture that the average age of the UK farmer is 59. What we can sometimes forget is that the UK picture is part of a wider social European landscape of older farmers. Only 7/10 per cent (conventional /organic) of all farmers in the European Union are below the […]