In the past few years, the widespread departure of youth from rural areas has sparked concern about the future of agriculture, drawing attention from both scholars and policymakers worldwide. Various studies have shed light on reasons why rural youth appear uninterested in rural and agrarian futures (see Rigg 2006; Tadele and Gella 2012; White 2012), and a range of actors have now become vocal about halting this trend (see Bennell 2007; Proctor and Lucchesi 2012; FAO et al . 2014). Young people’s disinterest in farming and departure from rural areas are issues often discussed in relation to concerns about youth un(der)employment, the growing dominance of large-scale commercial agriculture, food security, and the emergence of food sovereignty movements.

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Mills, E.N. (2019). The Impact of 'Age-Class' on Becoming a Young Farmer in an Industrialised Agricultural Sector: Insights from Nova Scotia, Canada. In Huijsmans, Roy (Ed.), Generationing Development A Relational Approach to Children, Youth and Development (Basingstoke, 2016) (pp. 77–101). doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55623-3_4