Young Italians choosing farming

Why are young Italians rediscovering agriculture?

Italy’s youth is breathing new life into the country’s rural areas. In the past two years, the number of young graduates – often from urban centres – starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s rich local produce and have a good understanding of environmentally-friendly practices. These new forms of agriculture are now playing a significant role in youth employment and Italy’s economic recovery.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Gaëlle Essoo and Florence Viala.

 

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