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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A new tool for promoting resilient, local food systems

On 10 October 2019, Terre de Liens, the French Federation of Organic Farming (FNAB) and the activist think-tank BASIC launched a new on-line tool to promote resilient, local food systems.

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Local land strategies: legal tools and levers

September 2019 saw a major grassroots gathering of 90 participants from 17 European countries converge near Paris for 3 days of seminars on Local Land Strategies: legal tools and levers.

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Access to land for new entrants: innovative ways to enter farming and secure land

European farmers are a greying population. More than half of European farmers will retire within 10 years, while only 7% are under the age of 35. Who will grow our food? Who will sustain rural economies and communities? This report aims to share our experience and analyses of the situation for new farmers and their access to land in Europe. It also showcases innovative ways to support their entry into farming, including through farm incubators.

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Land struggles in Andalusia, Spain

With more than half of European farmers retiring within 10 years, the question of who is going to replace them is a very pressing one. This report shares the experience of grassroots groups working to facilitate farm succession and entry of a new generation into farming.