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

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!

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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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Selected case studies in Europe
Access to Land for agroecological way of farming
Diploma thesis - Adela Stanislavova - 2016
This diploma thesis from the Czech University of Life Sciences of Prague explores the issue of access to land in Czech Republic by comparing with other europeans countries such as France, Germany and Romania.
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A report of Friends of the Earth Europe
EU’s Land Footprint: The True Cost of Consumption
July 2016
Friends of the Earth Europe released a new report on the EU’s land footprint, to analyse the amount of land used by the EU both in Europe and overseas. It shows that EU land use largely exceeds the area of land available in Europe.
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A practical guide
People’s Manual on the Guidelines on the Governance of Land
June 2016
This practical guide on how to implement the recent UN Guidelines on Land Tenure providees useful tools and specific examples to help farmers and other communities make use of these Guidelines to defend their rights.
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GRAIN annual report
The global farmland grab in 2016: How big, how bad?
June 2016
GRAIN released in June its new report on global framland grab with the new 2016 dataset.
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EIP-AGRI Focus Group Final Report
New entrants into farming
May 2016
This report on new entrants into farming analyses their situation and reviews the main obstacles to enter farming, first of which access to land. It also examines their business models and innovative contribution to farming.
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Who will take over the lands from an aging peasant generation?
Farm Succession in Romania
April 2016
This report explores the issue of farm succession in Romania and presents useful schemes showing that the continuance of agroecological peasant farming is a viable solution for our agrarian future.
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Sciences for Environment Policy
No net land take by 2050?
April 2016
This reports stresses out the challenges to reach the comission target of ’no net land take by 2050’ into the EU and the numerous tools and solutions that can be implemented to reach this target.
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European CSA Research Group
Overview of CSA in Europe
2016
A new report - the first of its kind - reveals that Community Supported Agriculture in Europe is a dynamic movement that feeds almost 1 million eaters with thousands of initiatives operating, many new ones starting every week.
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A report from MEP Maria Heubuch
Land rush: Sellout of Europe’s agricultural land
2015
In November 2015, Maria Heubuch, German Member of the European Parliament, published a report on farmland concentration in Europe. It is the first such report by a Member of the European Parliament on the issue.
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