Access To Land
A European network of grassroots organisations securing land for agroecological farming.
Preserving land

Land is an essential, finite resource. Let’s preserve it from urban development and ensure that farming practices contribute to protect the quality of the soil, water and ecosystems.

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Securing land for agroecology

Current land markets and policies come together to favour agro-industrial forms of farming and fuel land concentration. How can we secure land to ensure the development of agroecology in Europe?

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Supporting a new generation

Within 10 years, half European farmers will retire. Currently, many retirements lead to farm closure and land concentration. How to facilitate farm succession and the entry of newcomers into farming?

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Managing land as commons

Mobilising communities to ensure that farmland is used and managed in a way that fulfils its essential contribution to food production, ecosystems and human life.

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Hearing of our Petition before the European Parliament

Our petition, Preserving and managing farmland as our common wealth, will be presented before the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament on 13 July 2016.

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New film: Land for our food

Just released! Our film The Land for our Food is a very concrete introduction to the challenge of land access in Europe and the power of communities to overcome them.

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New report: People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Land Tenure

The International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty just released a People’s Manual on the UN Guidelines on Governance of Land to advance the land rights of farmers, indigenous people, the landless, and other communities.

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Cooperativa Agricoltura nuova, Italy

Our petition, Preserving and managing farmland as our common wealth, will be presented before the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament on 13 July 2016.