The LeadFarm Project
The LeadFarm Project aims to get a generational and gender balance in the co-operative agricultural sector through strengthening the capabilities of young generation of farmers (men and women) in order to ensure the generational shift in their family farms and co-operatives.
In addition, this project will review the communications and engagement structures with young Farmers to establish the best way to engage with young farmers.
The specific objectives are to:
- Provide innovative training to young farmers
- Promote co-operative culture and values
- Strengthen business skills
- Promote gender balance
Lack of Involvement
There is a lack of involvement and participation of young farmers (men and women) in the management of their own farms and in the day to day activities of the co-operative.
The generational shift is not guaranteed because the younger farmers are not aware of the importance of the co-operative structure for the sustainability of their farms.
There is a need to work on the promotion of co-operative culture and values to enhance the knowledge of young generations of farmers (women and men) about the functioning of the co-operatives in order to change this situation and thus guarantee a better and sustainable future for all.
“Improving Co-Operatives Through a New and Innovative Young Farmer Leadership”