Connecting external entrants to agricultural businesses without successors and / or lessees of agricultural land
This research aims at identifying the factors that are important for connecting external entrants to agricultural entrepreneurs without a successor or providers of agricultural and horticultural land.
- Advice for the implementation of a future national knowledge or practice center for agricultural business succession
- Roadmap for various types of lateral entrants
- Award factors for current farmers to let outsiders take over
01 September 2020 - 31 December 2020
Quantitative and qualitative methods are used to map out support needs and existing supply. The missing aspects are identified using a validated model, partly existing questionnaires, interview protocols and focus groups.
There is a need for insight into the support needs of the diverse group of side entrants. The expectations of farmers without a successor or land providers are also important. The hard sides - the economic and financial considerations - but also the soft sides - social-emotional factors and the building of relationships and networks - are looked at.
Collaboration with knowledge partners
Unique to this proposal is that five existing matching platforms of agricultural and non-agricultural origin work together: 1. “Farmer seeks farmer” by NAJK 2. “Starters farm” by LTO-Noord 3. “Landgilde” by Land & Co 4. MKBase 5. Business purchase