This report presents a series of case studies illustrating the role local authorities can play in facilitating access to land for farmers, in particular agroecological farmers. It is meant for local authorities’ representatives – both elected representatives and staff – and for civil society organisations engaging with local authorities.
The twelve case studies present ideas and tools on how planning and managing land use can be key to pursuing many policy objectives, where such objectives are anchored in a vision of farmland’s role for local food provision, economic development, environment protection, community connections and territorial balance. Read it for inspiration, contacts and new energy!
This booklet is the first part of a longer report on the role of local authorities in facilitating access to land, which will also include a series of country overviews, an analysis of diverse policy levers and some recommendations. It will be published in September 2017.