What Are the Motivation and Barriers of Young Farmers to Enter the Sector?

DOI 10.7160/aol.2018.100409
No 4/2018, December
pp. 79-87

Šimpachová Pechrová, M., Šimpach, O., Medonos, T., Spěšná, D. and Delín, M. (2018) “What Are the Motivation and Barriers of Young Farmers to Enter the Sector?", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 79-87. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2018.100409.


Ensuring the generation renewal in the agriculture is crucial. There are policy incentives to attract young people, but the motivation to enter the sector depend on many factors and there are also barriers. The aim of the paper is to assess the motivation and barriers of the young farmers, newcomers to the agrarian sector in the Czech Republic and to draft the conclusions for policy and incentives creation. Based on answers of 510 young farmers, the main motive to enter was the wish to continue with farming on the farm of the parents or other relatives and to work in nature and with animals. The hardest was to purchase the agricultural land, administrative burden and ensuring the finances for the development and for start-up. Hence, to facilitate the start-up it is useful to support the land purchase and provide investment subsidies. The research was financed from internal research project 1113/2018.


Common Agricultural Policy, enter barriers, motivation, young farmers.


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