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

What we do

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Our organisations work together to strengthen practical knowledge - on both problems and solutions - in the field of access to land for agroecological farmers. We thereby aim to promote the emergence and consolidation of grassroots initiatives, working towards securing access to land and land stewardship, as well as fostering a broader evolution of national and EU policies and regulations on land use and management.

Our main activities

Experience-sharing

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Presentation of Terre-en-vue, founding meeting, 2012

Since 2012, we have shared experiences among participating organisations to learn about various background and country-specific issues, as well as to learn from each other about diverse approaches and tools. We organise multilateral or bilateral field visits to discover how parter organisations funkyion and their working processes. We also jointly explore specific issues (e.g. raising funds for farmland acquisition) through workshops and seminars. We try to share these resources beyond the members of the network, by making them available more broadly (e.g. on this website!) and directly supporting the emergence of like-minded initiatives.

Communication and awareness-raising

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Germany, Presentation during a project meeting, 05/2013

We are developing a series of educational tools to inform our members, other civil society organisations, policy-makers and the general public about the challenges faced by agroecological farmers in securing land, and the consequencesfor food systems, environment protection or territorial balance.
These include presentations, videos, photographs, notes as well as this website.
Keep an eye out, as it will be regularly updated!

Research and documentation

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Cover Case studies Series, 2011

For years, some of our organisations have been involved in researching and documenting good practices and innovations in the field of access to land. We have documented a number of case studies to illustrate the wealth of European experiences which are helping to develop new forms of socially and environmentally responsible farming; innovative ways of securing access to land; and stronger connections with local or broader communities.
Visit our resources section to find case studies made by our member organisations and some of our partners.

Networking and advocacy

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Sjoerd Wartena, TDL, talking at a Demeter Conference, 2012

Our organisations are sharing resources and analyses with their local partners, in order to encourage local collaboration and networking to address access to land issues. We are also collaborating with a range of European-wide organisations, which are actively pushing for the transition towards agroecology, peasant farming, lively rural areas, balanced territorial development, and environmental protection. We share with them our experience and perspectives on access to land and related issues.


Erasmus + Partnership on Access to land, 2014-7

Our network was started in the context of an EU-funded Grundtvig partnership for adult education. We are now continuing to collaborate as part of an Erasmus + strategic partnership: Fostering Access to land for a new generation of agroecological farmers.

Project aims

1- Strengthen practical knowledge to secure good land access
• Identifying relevant national organisations
• Understanding options for land tenure
• Developing specific knowledge and resources about several areas of work

2- Build citizen support for land access
• Building up knowledge and skills of volunteers/ local groups/ the public on European land context
• Engaging with other CSOs, in particular CSAs, farmers’ organisations, rural development organisations and others.

3- Contribute to the evolution of the support system for farmers’ A2L

Project Partners

The results of the project will be progressively shared on this website.


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- What we do
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