Access To Land
Preserving land

Land is an essential, finite resource. Let’s preserve it from urban development and ensure that farming practices contribute to protect the quality of the soil, water and ecosystems.

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Securing land for agroecology

Current land markets and policies come together to favour agro-industrial forms of farming and fuel land concentration. How can we secure land to ensure the development of agroecology in Europe?

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Supporting a new generation

Within 10 years, half European farmers will retire. Currently, many retirements lead to farm closure and land concentration. How to facilitate farm succession and the entry of newcomers into farming?

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Managing land as commons

Mobilising communities to ensure that farmland is used and managed in a way that fulfils its essential contribution to food production, ecosystems and human life.

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Innovation in Action

In 2021 six members and partners of the Access to Land network involved in the RURALIZATION project developed innovative actions on emerging land topics. These actions covered a wide range of topics, from the conservation of hay meadows, to creating new visions for public farmland; from exploring new ways to own farm buildings, to creating solidarity-based land access structures. A new report analyses these novel practices and draws lessons learned on the processes of innovation they implement, guided by social and environmental concerns.

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Guardians of the Land - Portraits of citizens committed to land and agroecology

"Guardians of the Land - Portraits of citizens committed to land and agroecology“ is a brochure published in 6 languages, showcasing 16 individuals from across Europe who are contributing their knowledge, time and energy to preserve farmland and support new agroecological farmers. It is a nice tool to raise interest from potential new volunteers for the topic access to land and to demonstrate policy makers and institutions that access to land is not just a technical topic that belongs to farmers.

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The Beginner’s Kit (v2.0)

The Beginner’s Kit (official title „Access to land for agroecological farming – a guide for setting up a land initiative and developing a land strategy“) is a toolkit for all those who are thinking about starting a (local) land initiative or who are determined to do so.

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