Category Archives: Land and People

Access to land for a new generation of farmers in Europe

This new report from the Access to Land group of EU farming organisations (funded by Erasmus) explores the difficulties and opportunities  for new farmers. Here’s the introduction to the report: … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | Leave a comment

Access to Land for Real Farming in the UK

This study, written by Robert Fraser (Real Farming Trust) explores the various financial / investment models and other related initiatives that could help with access to land for agroecological farming … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | Leave a comment

The price of UK agricultural land

This piece by Peter Hetherington was published on Wednesday (Sept 2) in the Guardian.  He outlines how it is that farmland in Britain has “become the safest investment for those … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | 3 Comments

Realising the Right to Food in an Age of Climate Change

More support for small farms, this in a report by Chelsea Smith, David Elliott and Susan H. Bragdon from the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva (May 2015). Summary as follows: … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | 1 Comment

European Parliament study on farmland grabbing calls for a reform of European land governance

This study published May 2015 was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Executive Summary This study examines the issue of farmland grabbing in the EU. … Read on

Posted in Land and People | Leave a comment

Ecological Land Co-operative: New Share Offer

Colin and I have visited the Ecological Land Co-operative’s first site at Greenham Reach in Devon and met the tenants there. This – their second share offer, continues in pioneering … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | Leave a comment

Who will be tomorrow’s farmers?

In this second blog-post published on June 5 for the FCRN, Professor Michael Hamm C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture – Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional Food … Read on

Posted in Land and People | Leave a comment

How to feed a city

This blog-post, published on May 20 for the FCRN, is written by Professor Michael Hamm, C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture – Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center … Read on

Posted in Land and People | Leave a comment

Agroecology and the people’s struggle for land and freedom

The Ecologist has just published this article by Blain Snipstal – a farmer from Maryland, USA and a member of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON). “Blain talks about how … Read on

Posted in Land and People, The Changing Scene | Leave a comment

Community Supported Agriculture: an intro from the US

Source: Fix.com

Posted in Land and People | Leave a comment