The survey asked questions on topics of economic viability, animal health, on-farm investment, environmental protection and sustainability, rural lifestyle, family farm involvement and the availability of land and credit.

At the launch of the survey findings, Macra na Feirme national president James Healy highlighted the findings that over 50% of young farmers need access to land to develop their farm in an economically sustainable way. Speaking at the launch, Healy highlighted the Macra na Feirme-established Land Mobility Service as a successful and independent model that supports generational renewal. The Land Mobility Service has facilitated over 280 collaborations over the past three years between young and older farmers.