Access To Land

United Kingdom
Landworkers' Alliance

The Landworkers’ Alliance is a producer-led organisation of small-scale producers and family farmers who use sustainable methods to produce food, fuel, fibre and flowers. We raise awareness of the role that our members play in providing food security, environmental stewardship, livelihoods, strong communities, animal welfare and high-quality affordable food.

We work to overcome the obstacles facing land-based workers face by building alliances, encouraging solidarity and campaigning for better policy for agro-ecology and food sovereignty. Among those obstacles access to land and affordable accommodation for new entrants is central. We are campaigning to get better policy and financial support for those wanting to start up a farming enterprise, including a halt in the sell-off of County Council Farms, Pillar 2 financial support for core costs/capital costs (rather than just for diversification and added value products) and a capping of Pillar 1 payments to individual farms at £120,000 per farm (to halt the concentration of land ownership).

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 ,Woodland management, Agroforestry

Place: Fivepenny Farm, Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, Dorset DT2 9DD
Creation Date: 2013
Web site:
Contact person: Ashley Wheeler
Organisation's contact email address:

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