Access to Land Network: updates on our work, new resources, events and more!

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Welcome to a special edition of the Access to Land newsletter. We are excited to bring you news of two new publications and hope you will find these resources useful, practical and inspiring. Do spread the word to friends and colleagues and do let us know any feedback or comments. All our resources are available to download on the website where you can also sign up to stay in touch with our work.

New publications 

Your Land, My Land, Our Land  
A collective of organisations, coming together under the banner of the Nyéléni Europe Food Sovereignty Movement have just released a new handbook: “Your Land, My Land, Our Land: Grassroots Strategies to Preserve Farmland and Access to Land for Peasant Farming and Agroecology”. Bringing together real-life stories, practical experiences, legal tools and more, the handbook highlights strategies to facilitate access to land for the benefit of all peoples: peasant and agroecological farmers, consumers, pastoralists, consumers, local communities and environmentally-minded people and organisations alike.

Twelve different approaches to land mobilisations highlight the effective power of collective action. A full presentation of the publication will take place on 16 June, followed by more thematic sessions that focus on key cases up to November 2020. Read more and download the handbook here (available in English, Spanish and French).

Access to land for agroecological farming: a guide for setting up a land initiative and developing a land strategy
Written by members of the Access to Land Network, this two-part guide is packed full of tips, advice and inspiring examples to set up and develop an access to land initiative.

The first part sets out the practical aspects new organisations might need to consider while the second part offers more advanced information on how to develop access to land activities. A second version of the guide will be produced next year – adding more resources and tools - and would love to hear your comments and suggestions for the next edition. Download the guide and read more here

All views expressed in this newsletter are solely those of the authors and in no way reflect the funders' opinions. The funders are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained here.  

About Us

We are an informal network of European organisations working on issues around access to land for sustainable agro-ecological farming. You can read more about us here.

Parade exhibition backs call to action on access to land 

Pulitzer prize nominated photographer Mark Neville’s new project, Parade, captures what it means to be a community in rural Guingamp, Brittany. 
Inspired by his conversations with farmers, particularly around the challenges of access to land, Mark approached the Access to Land Network to contribute a call to action in a specially produced booklet to accompany the project. 

Save the date 

France, 8-10 September 2021 20th Organic World Congress in Rennes
Scotland, 1-12 November 2021 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow 

Find out who else is working on access to land in our Directory.


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