Access To Land

Aktion Kulturland

This Foundation, started in 1988, has acquired four farms in northern Germany and rewarded nearly €3m of support to another 30 eco-farms.

The foundation’s capital stock is mainly invested in its farming property that is leased to farming communities. The additional money for project support was acquired by calls for donations.

Having established good relationships with the environmental ministry of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the foundation since 1998 has engaged in buying land in environmentally sensitive areas with 90% subsidy of EU and national government money.

Scope of the initiative:: Single farm or site ; Regional ; National ; Local ; International

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

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

Types of agricultural activities: Agriculture (plants) ; Mixed farming ; Breeding (animals)

Types of landowners: Other Land Trusts ; Ethical companies ; Other non-profit organisations ; Churches ; Public owners ; Private owners ; Commons ; Other ; Community Farm Land Trusts


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