Access To Land

Acces La Pamant pentru Agroecologie (ALPA)

ALPA, a Romanian initiative for access to land, was founded in 2018 as a result of the work of the Land Rights Working group of Eco Ruralis, and with the guidance of the European Access to Land network. ALPA acquires land and farms through donations and investments and rents them to agroecological farmers who wish to maintain and develop Romania’s agroecological human scale agriculture. ALPA creates the possibility for farmers, donors and citizens to work together in securing the local production of healthy food to feed the people, while taking care of the natural environment.

ALPA’s work is based on three pillars :

I) Securing land and farms through donations (monetary and physical) and rents them to human-scale agroecological farmers.

II) Helping young farmers to get started by means of advising, education, and financial support.

III) Collaborating with national and international organisations which share the common purpose.

Read more on ALPA’s website.

Main activities: Land stewardship ; Support for farmers ; Policy/ advocacy ; Ethical finance ; Land acquisition/ ownership ; Public education ; Farming ; Awareness raising ; New entrants

Geographical scope: National

Types of agriculture: CSA, AMAP, consumers co-operative ; Local supply chains ; Organic ; Peasant ; Biodynamic

Place: Alunisu, Romania
Creation Date: 2018
Web site:
Contact person: Lars Veraart
Organisation's contact email address:

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