OCLT held a webinar exploring access and ownership of land for food production in December 2020 with Good Food Oxford & CAG Oxfordshire.
The affordability and access to agricultural land is a huge barrier to creating sustainable food systems.
The online webinar looked at the issue of land in Oxfordshire and explored how community-owned and cooperative models could enable farmers and growers to meet the county’s food needs.
We heard from research and experiences framing the local context and learn from models from across the UK that could be replicated here. Presentations included:
- Good Food Oxford - presenting the findings of their research project - see the full report here
- Cultivate - giving their first-hand perspective as an Oxford based cooperative
- The Ecological Land Coop - presenting their model of cooperatively owned farms - see their presentation slides here
- Tamar Grow Local - presenting their unique Farm Start model supporting new farmers to access land - see their presentation slides here