A través de la xarxa europea d’Accés a la Terra (Access to Land Network), de la qual la XCN en forma part, s’entrevisten 15 testimonis de 8 països diferents, per explorar les seves realitats, vivències i experiències com a persones voluntàries compromeses amb iniciatives d’accés a la terra per l’agroecologia.
L’estudi, elaborat per la XCN, sorgeix de l’objectiu de detectar quines són les necessitats de les persones propietàries que permeten desenvolupar accions de custòdia del territori, partint de la premissa que conservar la natura és responsabilitat de tots i totes.
La majoria d’estudis sobre les motivacions de la propietat privada per conservar estan realitzats en context anglosaxó. Per tant, és especialment interessant conèixer la diversitat de persones propietàries i gestores de finques rústiques privades a Catalunya i les seves motivacions.
L’estudi es va presentar en una jornada virtual el passat 15 de desembre, on es van presentar els principals resultats. A més, durant la jornada també es va dinamitzar una taula rodona de debat on hi van participar entitats i persones propietàries de finques on hi han establert un acord de custòdia.
This report examines ten innovative approaches to securing land for agroecology in Europe, led by six organisations associated with the Access to Land Network:
De Landgenoten (DLg), Belgium
Kulturland (KL), Germany
Terre de Liens (TDL), France
Eco Ruralis (ER), Romania
Shared Assets (SA), UK
Xarxa per a la Conservació de la Natura (XCN), Spain
These organisations undertook ten “actions”, grouped together in pairs around 5 main issues: land stewardship, commons and public farmland, farm restructuring, new models to fundraise for land, and farm succession. These actions covered a wide range of topics, from the conservation of hay meadows, to creating new visions for public farmland; from exploring new ways to own farm buildings, to creating solidarity-based land access structures. This report highlights both what is specific about these practices, which tackle emerging issues in their specific contexts, and what is common to all these processes of innovation on land issues, guided by social and environmental concerns.
RURALIZATION project has organised a wide array of foresight activities to find out ingredients for alternative futures in different types of rural areas in Europe. These include identification and assessment of trends, inventory of futures dreams of the youth and assessment of the findings in several regional contexts. These participatory foresight activities have involved thousands of participants across Europe and serve promotion of rural regeneration.
In order to encourage and instruct the stakeholders interested in rural, regional and local development, a series of assessment events was organised to find out ways to benefit from the trends and to make the dreams come. The assessment process consisted of three parts: 20 regional futures workshops, three thematic workshops and one international research conference (these are described in detail in a separate report). These events attracted 466 stakeholders to come together and assess the trends and the dreams from diverse viewpoints. The main idea was to put the trends and the dreams back to different types of contexts (environmental, economic, demographic, political etc.) to find out ways to benefit from the trends and to make the dreams come true.
This report is a documentation of an extensive case study analysis which was carried out by the RURALIZATION team, from summer 2020 to summer 2021.
This research improves the understanding of the situation of rural newcomers, new entrants into farming and successors, which includes the definition of specific circumstances and drivers that make some rural areas perform better than other areas in generational renewal (including overcoming traditional gender roles, innovation and rural development) and rural regeneration.
The RURALIZATION team identified a large diversity of promising practices that facilitate rural newcomers, new entrants into farming and successors in fostering generational renewal and rural regeneration in 11 European countries.
The RURALIZATION project aims to contribute to the development of a new rural frontier. The empirical focus is to develop, assess and disseminate novel instruments, strategies and policies for rural regeneration and generation renewal. The work package (WP) 5 – Rural newcomers and new entrants into farming aims to promote rural innovation by research and development of tools to facilitate rural newcomers, new entrants into farming and successors.
This report presents a broad variety of land practices tending towards an agricultural, social and ecological transition. In this sense, the report assumes its normative character and the fact that it does not deal with the issue of access to land “in general”, but of access for specific agricultural models based on sustainable and community-connected approaches. In this report, “access to land” is used as a broad category, including first-time access for those who could not farm but also paying attention to the long-term aspect of access to land, which Ribot and Lee Peluso call “access maintenance” and define as “expending resources or powers to keep a particular sort of resource access open” (Ribot and Lee Peluso 2003). Access to land thus also concerns the ability for farmers to keep their activity viable in the long term. Preserving land and steering its use for sustainable and small-scale farming participates to this process, understood in a broad sense.
RURALIZATION project investigates regeneration of rural areas in Europe. Regeneration is an ongoing process and it has many avenues ahead. Trend analysis is one way to get ideas of the possible ingredients of the updated rural Europe and related future developments. Trends provide opportunities to benefit from mainstream force fields (megatrends), from some context specific developments (trends) or from symptoms of change (weak signals). Trend is not a norm neither a promise of a certain kind of future, since every societal trend is valid only for a limited period of time and every trend will end. Identification and assessment of trends that have relevance for rural regeneration is an integral part of RURALIZATION process in which the opportunities are translated into promising practices and policies.
This report provides a documentation of the extensive trend analysis exercise that was carried out in 2019–2020 by the participants of the project.
This report is a documentation for an extensive futures dreams inventory which was carried out by the RURALIZATION team. A diverse set of 20 regions in 10 countries was selected to be the study areas. A sample of young people (18–30 years) living in these areas was invited to describe the personal dream future in about 15 years (year 2035). The dream futures consisted of the livelihood recipe (how do you earn your living?), the accommodation recipe (where do you live?) and the lifestyle recipe (how do you live?) as well as the obstacles for realising the dream. The inventories were carried out in national languages and they followed a shared format.