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Local Authorities Making Farmland Work for the Public Good

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. 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.

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.

Open the “Local Authorities Making Farmland Work for the Public Good” handbook ↖️

Or navigate it based on your needs.

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.

Also check out, download and share the three infographics below on how local authorities can act! (Soon to be available in more languages).

Published 03/2021.

This publication is one of the resources produced as part of the four-year RURALIZATION project.