Access To Land


The issues revolving around access to land are discussed in a multitude of reports, studies and papers. They give us deep insight on EU and national contexts, uncover new perspectives and enable us to take objective, fact-based positions. Consider this section your personal library on land related topics. Check back often for new additions!

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Building a partnership with a major donor
NPP and Weleda
We would never think what soil and cosmetics could have in common. At the beginning of this year, the company Weleda approached us with the invitation to join the #SaveEarthsSkin project and a lot has sprouted since then. For inspiration, we’re writing about what it is like to work with such a (...)
Local Authorities Making Farmland Work for the Public Good
A new online handbook dedicated to local governments
The Access to Land Network released a new handbook to provide guidance for officials and staff of local governments on how to make a difference in the way agricultural land is used and shared, for the benefit of people and the planet.
New UK report
Reimagining council farms: a vision for 2040
CPRE, the countryside charity for England, in collaboration with the New Economics Foundation and Shared Assets have published an inspiring new report ‘Reimagining council farms: a vision for 2040’.
Research report
How to upscale innovative land practices in Europe?
Over the past two years, several members of the Access to land network have explored innovative solutions to facilitate access to land for farmers as a way to contribute to generational renewal and sustainable rural development in Europe. In May 2022, we published the last of a series of three (...)
New advocacy report: the State of Farmland in France, Terre de Liens
Terre de Liens, the French civic movement promoting access to land for peasant, organic farmers, just released its first report on The State of Farmland in France. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the many pressing trends deteriorating the quality, availability and (...)
Innovation in Action
A new report on novel land practices by Access to Land partners
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 (...)
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How to do financial accounting in a more sustainable way
A closer look to a tool developed in Germany - Richtig rechnen / Calculte it right!
Regionalwert AG is experimenting with innovative approaches for financial accounting taking environmental and social aspects into account. "Calculate it right” is the outcome of one of those experiments. This approach is key as it enables us to show the multiple positive and negative impacts (...)
Handbook on farm impact assessment
Showcasing methods for evaluating, communicating and improving a farm’s environmental, social and economic outcomes
How do you measure the many benefits of an agroecological approach to farming? How can that be done in practical ways that are not overly complex or costly to carry out? And how can farmers and land-based organisations use such results to communicate the interlinking mutual benefits of (...)
Guardians of the Land - Portraits of citizens committed to land and agroecology
New brochure for public engagement - available in various languages
"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 (...)
Land Matching Platforms in Europe
4 documentaries on Land Machtching Platforms
What is a Land Matching Platform? Here is not an answer but several. In the frame of a European project we met persons involved in different projects. Come an meet them, here and now.
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