Access To Land

Promoting sustainable Urban Food Chains

“Good Food” is the name of an initiative set up by the current ministry of the environment of the Brussels Capital Region. It aims to make the Brussels food chain more resilient. It does so by making actors involved in this objective more visible through an online platform, by encouraging them to collaborate and by financially supporting some of them.

Support to producers and access to land are two main priorities of the overall strategy. On the latter obkective, the Brussels Region commissioned several studies:
 a first project produced a legal handbook for editing lease contracts for farm and in and around Brussels;
 a cartographical study then mapped the land that is potentially available for farming;
 another study is under way on the use of the pre-emptive right to buy which the Brussels government could use to release farmland.

Read the full case study in our report Supporting access to land for farmers in Europe: Experiences and potential of local authorities, 2017

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

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