While preparing and talking about my trip, I come accross many interesting pieces of information about farming in Europe. Some dear friends shared what they read.
A few days ago a piece in The Guardian about staggering numbers of suicide amongst (North American) farmers.
Today a piece on French farmers living in sheer poverty in the Dutch Volkskrant
Not a light hearted start, of my journey, but certainly underpinning the need to bring farmers and rural living to the attention.