Of course this makes me sad. It is important to understand that to most of us, at least those of my generation, farming is part of our culture. Owning land and working on it means not only making a living out of agriculture, but also pursuing the traditional way of life of our forefathers. We would like to continue this tradition, but very often, young people only see farming as a kind of job for those who have no other choice. They lack the passion for farming.

Since many young people are unemployed despite having studied, one might think that inheriting a lifelong source of income is a good thing. Nonetheless, inheriting a farm won’t guarantee its future if you don’t know how to run it.

Meanwhile, there are also those who inherit a farm but cannot live on it because of jobs in the cities. Previously, managing a farm from a distance was easier since labour was available.