This document contains the desktop research on new entrant business and entry models and analyses of educational resources. The document consists out of national reports and a summary and analysis dealing with all participating countries. The focus was to get an impression of existing advisory services, to identify strengths, weaknesses, obstacles and needs as well as to identify new business and entry models.
Inventory of new entrant case studies
The case study collection of 90 new entrants from nine European countries provides valuable insights into business and entry models, strengths, weaknesses, hurdles, barriers, gaps, skills and competences of and for new entrants into farming. The most often named motivations of new entrants for entering the farming sector are passion, self-fulfilment, family tradition, market opportunities, and climbing the career ladder from a worker to self-employment and entrepreneurial independency. Emotional arguments and enthusiasm are named more often than more rational, like financial, motivations.
Collection of strategic planning of advisory services
There are a diverse range of advisory services available to new entrant farmers across Europe. Advisory services for farmers are more easily accessible in some countries over others. Good advice is critical for any new business and advisory services play an important role in transferring knowledge and information to new entrant farmers.