About

European Farming

In the EU-28

There are

Currently

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Farms

Total of

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of farmers and their families

6 million farmers

Are members of

22.000 cooperatives

Based in Europe.

600.000 employed

These cooperatives provide employment to 600,000 women and men.

Together, agriculture and forestry make up almost 3/4 of the land used in the EU

The average size of an agricultural holding in the EU-28 as a whole is 16 hectares

In the EU, 96% of farms are family run

The total output of the EU agricultural sector in 2017 was an estimated

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Euros.

Farmers make

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of the average income in the rest of the economy.

The EU agri-food sector represents 1/3 of the EU’s total net trade balance, equivalent to

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euros in 2017.

Since 1990, the EU farming sector has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20%, while at the same time keeping quality and productivity high.

Today, only 11% of all European farmers are under 40 years of age.

EU agriculture sector and the agri-food sector guarantee food security to half a billion people throughout Europe.

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