A new online handbook dedicated to local governments
The Access to Land Network is releasing a new handbook to provide guidance for officials and staff of local governments on how to make a difference in the way agricultural land is used and shared, for the benefit of people and the planet.
Local action is key to a regenerative future. Land and the access to farm land is an important element for building healthy local communities – one that often has been overseen in the past by political decision makers. But land can be used for actively shaping policy – and to strengthen local economies.
The present handbook is inviting Local Authorities to imagine the different role they may take one with regards to land – no matter if they are land owners or not.
Packed with ideas, tools, and field-based examples, this 100% numeric resource is easy to navigate and well-illustrated. It hopes to inspire and enable many authorities to take action across Europe to protect farmland and make it work to for the public good.
This handbook is a resource that is free of charge, for online consultation. Eventual adjustments can easily be made and it may evolve over time.
The handbook can be found here:
- To get inspiration, read:
1. Our Manifesto “Land in the Public Interest” to learn about why land is a key topic for local policymakers.
2. Our Case Studies to get examples of how local authorities are tackling on farmland issues across Europe.
- To get tools about how local authorities can act, read:
1. Acting as an owner and manager of public land.
2. Acting as a facilitator of land system.
3. Acting as a regulator and making local land policies.
- You can also find more practical resources:
1. Some ideas and first steps on how to get started with the land work.
2. A list of international and national references to support local governments.
Quick glance at how local authorities can act on farmland
For any questions and further inquiries please get in touch with us here.
Local Authorities Making Farmland Work for the Public Good
published in 03/2023 as an online tool book. URL : https://gitbook.accesstoland.eu/
The publication is one of the resources produced as part of the four-year RURALIZATION project.
Here below the infographics can be found as downloadable PDF.