Source: Local Futures
Land reform is a global movement to reverse the growing inequality of land ownership that concentrates more and more land into fewer hands, depriving millions of people of the ability to secure livelihoods as small-scale farmers. Land reform efforts, such as those demanded by the international peasant’s movement, La Via Campesina, aim to equitably distribute land in all countries to enable and support small-scale peasant farmers.
- Explore the various toolkits to support land reform for agroecological farming and smallholders’ livelihood security put together by the International Land Coalition, covering everything from diverse land tenure strategies, to indigenous peoples’ and community land rights, to effective actions against land grabbing.
- Support the No Land, No Life! campaign of Pesticide Action Network Asia-Pacific, in solidarity with peasant struggles for land rights and against land grabbing and corporate land consolidation in the Asia-Pacific region.
- In Europe, get involved with the Access to Land network of grassroots organizations securing land for agroecological farming. See examples of good practices from across the continent, and find and join a member organization on their Members page.
- Join La Via Campesina, the international peasants’ movement, and support campaigns in many countries pursuing equitable land reform for advancing food sovereignty.
- In his article, Food Sovereignty and Redistributive Land Reform, Peter Rosset chronicles many forms of land reform including “land reform from below” in which millions of landless peasant farmers have successfully occupied and reclaimed millions of hectares of land in various countries, and the many positive social and environmental outcomes of this reform.