Access To Land

Reports

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!

Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Access to land and small market gardens in the UK
March 2017
This paper focuses on the work of the Soil Association, the Organic Growers Alliance, their experience of running a training programme for new entrants, their role in establishing the CSA Network and other informal sources.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
RWAG Indicators as a Tool to Change the Accountancy System and Reveal the True Benefit of Human-scale Farms
February 2017
This paper by Regionalwert AG reveals indicators to access the benefits of human scale farming. It provides means for people to appreciate the value of small scale farming and to measure its worth; just like it is done for agribusinesses.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small scale farming and land access: Micro-dairies in the UK
February 2017
The paper talks about the emerging micro-dairies and nano dairies in the UK. Micro dairies have been gaining popularity in the UK due to its relative marginal gains compared to other farming types, enabling viable long term livelihoods.
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Paper - Small farms’ viability in Europe
Small Farms, Commons and Land Grabbing in Romania
February 2017
The paper describes how commons have been an an important part of Romanian agriculture and how their decreasing numbers is posing threat to the small scale farmers, losing right to access the land.
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A report to The Prince’s Countryside Fund by Exeter University
Is there a future for the small family farm in the UK?
June 2016
This report explores the changes that have been experienced by small family farms in recent years, as well as their distinctive economic, social and cultural impacts.
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Diploma thesis (CR)
Access to Land for agroecological way of farming
2016
This diploma thesis from the Czech University of Life Sciences of Prague explores the issue of access to land in Czech Republic by comparing with other europeans countries such as France, Germany and Romania.
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A report of Friends of the Earth Europe
EU’s Land Footprint: The True Cost of Consumption
July 2016
Friends of the Earth Europe released a new report on the EU’s land footprint, to analyse the amount of land used by the EU both in Europe and overseas. It shows that EU land use largely exceeds the area of land available in Europe.
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A practical guide
People’s Manual on the Guidelines on the Governance of Land
June 2016
This practical guide on how to implement the recent UN Guidelines on Land Tenure providees useful tools and specific examples to help farmers and other communities make use of these Guidelines to defend their rights.
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GRAIN annual report
The global farmland grab in 2016: How big, how bad?
June 2016
GRAIN released in June its new report on global framland grab with the new 2016 dataset.
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EIP-AGRI Focus Group Final Report
New entrants into farming
May 2016
This report on new entrants into farming analyses their situation and reviews the main obstacles to enter farming, first of which access to land. It also examines their business models and innovative contribution to farming.
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