Strategies to access land for organic farming – New Erasmus+ project explores innovative ways

IFOAM EU will take part to a new two-year long project on “Collaborative learning about innovative land strategies”, which aims at presenting successful case studies from initiatives supporting access to land for organic and agroecological farming. Through workshops and events in five European countries, experiences and best-practice examples about local and European land strategies will be shared and further developed. Another objective of the project is to raise awareness among policy makers, farmers and related parties on the manifold obstacles farmers are currently facing when trying to access farmland. A handbook and a policy report which will draw from country workshops and analyses of good practices of securing land for organic farming and agroecology, will be developed.

The work is led by Terre de liens (FR) and the European Access to Land network (FR / EU), partners include the Transnational Institute (EU / NL), Urgenci (EU / International) as well as the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) and its member organisations EcoRuralis (RO) and the Real Farm Trust (UK).

IFOAM EU will evaluate how different European policies like the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are facilitating and / or hindering access to land for organic farmers. On the basis of this analysis we will develop policy recommendations for the European and local levels.

 

This project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The sole responsibility for the content lies with the author and the communication reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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