Access To Land

Case studies

There is a wealth of European experiences which are developing innovative ways of securing access to land for new forms of socially and environmentally responsible farming. Most of them rest on strong connections with their local or broader community.

These case studies, written by members of the network or collected from partners, aim at providing ideas and inspiration, nurturing emerging experiences, and showing that alternatives are possible. They also highlight the constraints and difficulties these initiatives are faced with, as well as the beneficial impact they can have in a favourable policy environment.

Enjoy reading!

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Viva sol, Lithuania
"Renewing peasant farming via farmers-consumers relations"
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Land struggles in Andalusia, Spain
"Turning unproductive latifundia into worker's cooperatives on public land"
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Terre de liens, France
"Mobilising citizens around farmland as commons and enabling organic peasant farmers to settle in good conditions"
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Hamburg City Estates, Germany
"From municipal estates to community-connected organic farms"
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Jaglea Family Farm, Romania
"Reinventing ecological peasant farming at the crossroad of tradition and innovation"
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The Regionalwert AG, Germany
"A citizen shareholder corporation to develop the organic agricultural and food sector around Freiburg"
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Cooperativa Agricoltura nuova, Italy
"From squatted land to a community-connected multifunctional cooperative farm"
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Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Community Farms, UK
"Maintaining two large, diverse biodynamic farms, through community connections"
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