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Recruiting Young Farmers to Join Small-scale Farming: A Structural Policy Perspective

Small-scale agricultural countries encounter severe structural problems, particularly with the rapid ageing of the farmer population and the scarcity of young farmers entering the profession. Thus Dr. Jiun-Hao Wang from National Taiwan University points out that how to support young farmers is a priority for future agricultural policy on smallholder farming in the world. In the end, he suggests considering the limitation of returns in smallholder farming. Diversifying rural economic activity in the form of supporting non-agricultural new businesses might be an alternative approach for setting up next generation entrepreneurs in the countryside.

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