The development of organic farming deserves a special mention in this context: Carinthia is currently home to more than 1,800 organic farms, more than ever before. Organic farming now accounts for 24.4 percent of the total agricultural land. In 2018 alone, 342 young farmers decided to take over the parental farm and received 1.74m Euro from the Province of Carinthia to help set up their business. With annual investments of approximately 168m Euro in the modernisation of infrastructure, machines and farm buildings, Carinthia’s farmers have shown that there is a counter-movement to the decline in farming. The public sector welcomes this development and has supported investments in the future with roughly 9.33bn Euro.