Practice Description : Access to land through the Land Mobility Service
The Land Mobility Service is a support service for farmers and farm families who are contemplating expansion, changing enterprise, or stepping back. The service allows people explore their options and helps match farmers interested in long leases and collaborative arrangements.
Practice Description: Access to land with a farm related land fund
A new opportunity recently realized by two companies (De Groote Voort in Lunteren and De Hooilanden in Bennekom) is a farm-related land fund. This is a land fund that leases land to a specific farm, for a reasonable price. The land fund purchases land and leases it for a reasonable price to the farmers who are connected with the land fund.
Citizens without land bec ome farmers
At the Biobeurs (organic fair), Els Hegger and Stefan Hanstede won the Newbie Prize for aspiring farmers. Their award-winning business model offers a solution for starting a business without your own land. They are now even offered more land than they can handle. In this article the in- and outs of their business model are described.
We need more newbies…
New entrants bring innovation and entrepreneurship, practical skills and positivity to the industry. However, they face considerable challenges. This EU project aims to support new entrants
Farming and farmers are essential in providing us with good food and a beautiful rural landscape. All over Europe farming is changing. Farmers are ageing: on average they are over 55 years of age and more then a third lack a successor. Therefore smallerscale farms and family farms are disappearing at a rapid pace everywhere in Europe. This brochure will give farm advisors, facilitators and other people surrounding the farmer – as well as the farmers themselves – a new way of looking at farm transfer and rural communities.
FARM in the spotlight
The Lingehof is a biodynamic arable farm, where André Jurrius grows more than eleven crops on approximately 100 hectares. A special part of the crop rotation is Tuinderij De Stroom, also called ‘the vegetable girls’. The three entrepreneurs of De Stroom lease three hectares of land. Every year they move the market garden to a new piece of land.
Visit to Bulgaria: What challenges do successors and start-ups face?
What challenges do successors and start-ups face? Lack of land and capital or the lack of knowledge or a network? This is what a group of European researchers and advisers want to investigate in the Newbie project. With the aim of finding solutions and recommendations for policy makers and future farmers. This time we are in Bulgaria, in the Sofia area, and are visiting four starters.
Practice Description : Access to land by being a mobile farm
Els Hegger and Stefan Hanstede are new entrants who obtained their land by working on several plots of loaned land. Their farm, ‘The Mobile Garden’ is using land often form citizens who live on a former farm. In exchange for the land use the owners receive a portion of the harvest in-kind.