1/3 of the Farmers in Bulgaria are over 65 Years of Age
Nearly 36 percent of Bulgarian farmers are aged 65 and over, according to Eurostat figures for 2016. Elderly people in this profession are predominant throughout the EU - 32% are over 65. Only 11% of the farmers are under 40 years of age . Here Bulgaria is better than the average for the union - 14%. The least young farmers are in Cyprus - 3.3%, Portugal - 4.2%, the UK - 5.3%. The largest share is in Austria - 22.2%, Poland - 20.3% and Slovakia - 19%. Young people, however, manage larger areas than adults, notes the European Statistical Office.
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