Access To Land

Rurbans - School of Shepherds

An association to rejuvenate Pyrenean mountainous areas and foster a new generation of shepherds

Key facts and figures

2009 - 2022:

  • 14 classes have completed courses at the School,
  • 234 people have been trained to become livestock organic farmers,
  • 599 applications to enter the school have been received,
  • 154 livestock farmers have participated as tutors
  • 64% of those trained go on to become established as organic farmers or shepherds and a further 7% become involved in the primary sector.
  • The training course is recognised by the Catalan Department of Agriculture and gives qualified students eligibility for EU young farmers’ subsidies.
  • The school offers a comprehensive advisory service to former students with the aim of consolidating their projects.
History and mission Legal status Activities Results so far Further resources
Spain / Focus on Catalonia

Associació Rurbans
Vanesa Freixa
Crta. C13 km. 131 . 25594 Rialp

Phone: +34973620977


Other members
In Spain
> Terra franca
> Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori

> De Landgenoten
> Terre-en-vue
> BioBoden Genossenschaft
> Kulturland eG
> Regionalwert AG
> Terre de liens
> Biodynamic Land Trust
> Real Farming Trust
> Soil Association
> Eco Ruralis
> Nadace Pro půdu (NPP)