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CATALONIA: THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING AS FARMERS IS GROWING. INTERVIEW WITH A YOUNG FARMER FROM THE TOWN OF BORDILS

SERIES TITLE: REGIONAL NEWS - GIRONA

A job option for young people—not always considered attractive—is farming. For some time now, youngsters have tended to reject this work, leaving the countryside for the city. In 2005, however, 67 young people applied for subsidies provided by the Catalan government for setting up new farms. That is twice number of applications received in 2004, and for the Catalan Department of Agriculture it is …