Access To Land

Reports

The issues revolving around access to land are discussed in a multitude of reports, studies and papers. They give us deep insight on EU and national contexts, uncover new perspectives and enable us to take objective, fact-based positions. Consider this section your personal library on land related topics. Check back often for new additions!

Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small farms in Europe - Time for a redefinition
April 2017
This paper attempts to review existing definitions of small farms in Europe; to compare them with the realities that we encounter every day, and to pin down some of the implications of these definitions.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small farms in Europe - viable but underestimated
April 2017
This paper is a consolidated overview of the papers that are written by the seven partners of the Access to Land Network, describing the success stories, struggles and current situation of small farms across Europe.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small farms and short chains
February 2017
The paper talks about the importance of short supply chain and direct market/sales, and its importance in providing autonomy to small scale farmers in Italy.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Newcomers in search of small farms
February 2017
This paper by Terre de Liens discusses small farms and the access to land in France. It draws attention to the issue of the demand and offer of land, and many other aspects of small farms - areas, outputs and challenges.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
How to plan a viable small farm?
February 2017
The current paper by Associació Rurbans - School of Shepherds; gives a step by step pathway to plan a small scale viable farm, based on their experience with new entrants in the farming.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Access to land and small market gardens in the UK
March 2017
This paper focuses on the work of the Soil Association, the Organic Growers Alliance, their experience of running a training programme for new entrants, their role in establishing the CSA Network and other informal sources.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
RWAG Indicators as a Tool to Change the Accountancy System and Reveal the True Benefit of Human-scale Farms
February 2017
This paper by Regionalwert AG reveals indicators to access the benefits of human scale farming. It provides means for people to appreciate the value of small scale farming and to measure its worth; just like it is done for agribusinesses.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small scale farming and land access: Micro-dairies in the UK
February 2017
The paper talks about the emerging micro-dairies and nano dairies in the UK. Micro dairies have been gaining popularity in the UK due to its relative marginal gains compared to other farming types, enabling viable long term livelihoods.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small Farms, Commons and Land Grabbing in Romania
February 2017
The paper describes how commons have been an an important part of Romanian agriculture and how their decreasing numbers is posing threat to the small scale farmers, losing right to access the land.
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A report to The Prince’s Countryside Fund by Exeter University
Is there a future for the small family farm in the UK?
June 2016
The Prince’s Countryside Fund commissioned the University of Exeter to research the viability of the small family farm in the UK. This report explores the change that has been experienced by small family farms in recent years, the distinctive impact that small farms have including contributing (...)
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