Access to land for farmers in the EU

07 December 2016 - Event

In Europe, land speculation and land concentration are an increasing threat to small and medium sized family farms and new entrants. Soaring land prices make it increasingly difficult for farmers to have access to land. In the meantime, investors are buying up enormous pieces of land, sometimes using legal loopholes. Land is increasingly becoming a globally tradable commodity and an object of financial speculation. Examples such as Scotland and Andalusia, where arable land, pastures and forests are highly concentrated since centuries, show the negative effects for sustainable rural development and societies as a whole.

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Date
07 December 2016
Time
09:00 - 13:00
Location
European Economic and Social Committee - room VMA3 - Rue Van Maerlant 2
Participants
  • Researcher at the Transnational Institute (TNI), The Netherlands

This event brings together farmers, NGOs, researchers, politicians and regulatory bodies from different European countries to analyse the situation and discuss possible solutions.
 
 
Please find the program and registration here: bit.ly/access-to-land
The conference will be interpreted in English, German, French, Spanish, Lithuanian and Dutch.