Employment in Flemish agriculture and horticulture
48,453 persons employed in agriculture and horticulture
According to the 2016 agricultural survey 48,453 persons were regularly employed in the Flemish agriculture and horticulture sectors. This equates to 39,315 full-time workers (of at least 38 hours per week or 20 days per month).
The total full-time manpower (Annual Work Unit: AWU) has dropped by 33% since 2001.
43% of full-time workers work in specialised livestock farms
43% of all full-time workers work in specialised livestock farms (milk, beef, mixed cattle, other grazing livestock, pigs, poultry and mixed livestock). Another 35% work in specialised horticulture companies (vegetables, fruit, ornamental crops and other horticulture), 12% in specialised arable farms and 11% in mixed farms.