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Terre de Liens

Rural topic(s): Access to land, Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue, Local food Chains

City: Crest

Country: France

Web site: http://www.terredeliens.org

The association Terre de Liens was founded in 2003 to support access to land for farmers involved in organic and biodynamic farming. In 2006, it created a solidary investment company “La Foncière Terre de Liens” which collect subscribers’ money to buy agricultural land and rent it to farmers who have a project of family and/or sustainable farming. Since 2009, with the creation of a Foundation which can receive donations of farms and funds. The land bought and managed by Terre de Liens is collectively owned in a long-term perspective; it is taken away from the land market speculation and placed at the service of environmental.

protection and social use.

Scale of intervention : Regional, National, Local

Keywords: land access, land policy, farm succession, agroecology, landgrabbing, organic farming, collective farmland ownership, peasant farming

Places: France

Actors: association, community land trust (CLT)

Methods: renting of land, resources mobilization, intermediation and facilitation, networking, raising awareness, advocacy

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