Care farming or social farming has been practiced around the world in different ways for generations.
Modern care farming is understood as ‘the therapeutic use of farming practices’ for people with a defined need. It is primarily practiced In the UK and Western European countries but is also growing in popularity around the world.
Care Farming is well established in many European countries, though it has developed in differing ways. The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Italy and the Republic of Ireland have well-developed care farming sectors. In these areas, green care is becoming more accepted and integrated as part of farm diversification.