Lenteland - a name to remember
A new land initiative emerging in the Netherlands
Soil and how it is being treated, agricultural land and how it is used and by whom – such questions did not raise mainstream interest in the past. But things are changing, public awareness is increasing and promising new initiatives are popping up.
One of these new initiatives is Lenteland, a (...)
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture publishes report on access to land
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture published a summary report on the question on access to land after a consultation process including a wide range of actors from various sectors.
Oxford Real Farming Conference, 2022
UK’s annual agroecology event went global again
The very beginning of the year (05-07 Jan. 2022) marks the time again for the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC). Originally conceived as a hybrid affair, combining an in-person conference with a smaller onliine conference - the content boosted by livestreaming sessions from the in-person (...)
Invitation – Call for ideas
Outreach for topics to be discussed in a 2022 webinar series (spring and autumn)
Since 2020, members of the Access to Land network have organised a series of webinars to present some of our publications, explore practical topics or present and debate policy issues.
Webinars on practical topics, for instance, explore how to assess environmental, social and economic impact (...)
A Learning Platform on supporting farmers’ access to land
A three-year joint learning experience (2018-2021)
The wish to share experience and jointly buildup professional skills around land issues brought together eight land organisations from across Europe in a three-year (2018-2021) EU-funded partnership (Erasmus +) Setting up a learning platform.
The project was a collaboration between (...)
Farmers without Land?
Symposium at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin, Germany (26.01.2022)
"Farmers without Land? New opportunities through community land ownership" was the title of a conference organised by Kulturland jointly with two other German networks (Netzwerk Flächensicherung and Netzwerk Landwirtschaft ist Gemeingut) in Berlin. The topic of land was illuminated with a focus (...)
On Common Ground
Reflections on recent work between Shared Assets and Eco Ruralis - By Kim Graham, Shared Assets
Eco Ruralis and Shared Assets are amongst the partners across Europe currently working on the RURALIZATION project, funded by Horizon 2020. In 2021, these organisations worked together closely on two related ‘innovative land actions’ about council or common farmland in the England and Romania. (...)
A rich project: Learning about Innovative Land Strategies
From September 2018 to February 2021, seven European and national level organisations working in various fields joined forces to build and disseminate strategic knowledge about land strategies for agroecology and food sovereignty.
They collaborated in an Erasmus + partnership called (...)
The Irish Regenerative Land Trust (IRLT)
A new access to land organisation in Ireland
The Irish Regenerative Land Trust is emerging to secure land-as-commons for new entrants engaging in social and regenerative approaches such as the development of agroecology, conservation, social service, or housing projects.
Access to land a major theme at Oxford Real Farming Conference
The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) held another successful two-day conference in early January, this year with ten sessions focussed on access to land.