“Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and strengthen land struggles for small and medium-scale food producers and local communities.
Land access issues, long since recognised in international and institutional spaces, are even more urgent in the current context: both due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the release of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy, which have highlighted the importance of local food systems which can only be maintained and expanded if they have land they can use. “Your Land, My Land, Our Land: Grassroots Strategies to Preserve Farmland and Access to Land for Peasant Farming and Agroecology” brings together real-life stories, practical experiences, legal tools and more, to facilitate access to land for peasant and agroecological farmers, shepherds and mobile pastoralists, small-scale food producers, local residents, consumers, and environmentally-minded people and organisations, highlighting their crucial roles in building a more sustainable and fairer system.”
Read more and download the handbook in English, Spanish or French here.
“Your Land, My Land, Our Land” is a collective document coordinated by European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Terre de Liens, URGENCI, Eco Ruralis, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM-EU), Real Farming Trust (RFT) and Transnational Institute (TNI), to which many allies and other organisations have contributed.