Access To Land

The land to those who farm it

Call to the International Conference of Ministers of Agriculture (Berlin, 22-Jan-2022)

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), an international conference on issues of global agricultural and food policies, has been held in Berlin on an annual basis for 14 years. Around 3000 international visitors from politics, business, science and civil society discuss a key topic – including 68 agricultural ministers. This year’s topic was: "Sustainable land use: food security starts with the soil". At the occasion of the gathering, FIAN Germany*, AbL* and two other German organizations* published a call towards the agricultural ministers at GFFA to support access to land for peasant farmers, and combat the financialisation and concentration of farmland in Germany and in Europe. This open letter supports in particular the call for an EU Directive on Land, which would be based on the common good and human rights, as well as existing international law on land tenure and the right to land.
Read below the Call in German and in English.

*Signatories:

  • FIAN: The FoodFirst Information and Action Network, is an international human rights organisation advocating to ensure that all people can live free from hunger and feed themselves, https://www.fian.de/
  • AbL: The Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e. V. (AbL), founded in 1980, is a grassroots farmer’s association from Germany bringing together small and medium-sized peasant farmers as well as consumers, https://www.abl-ev.de
  • Brot für die Welt: Bread for the World is an aid organisation of the Protestant regional churches in Germany for worldwide development cooperation., https://www.brot-fuer-die-welt.de/
  • INKOTA e. V. is a development policy organisation with its headquarters in Berlin. Its members include grassroots development groups, church congregations, worldshops and individuals, https://www.inkota.de/
CALL_GFFA_Land_2022_in_German
CALL_GFFA_Land_2022_in_English

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