Thanks to the Big Lottery’s Power to Change programme, we are researching and writing

  1. Feasibility assessment for establishing a land investment fund – a similar model already exist in France (Terre de Liens) that we can use as a starting point for our research into this idea. We will research other models from around the world and seek opinions from farmers and support organisations in the UK to develop our thinking.
  2. Feasibility assessment for establishing a land brokerage service – This will involve investigating the viability of an intermediary service that facilitates the flow of capital from social investors to farmers. There are working models along these lines in the US.  Whilst the price of land in the US is much lower than in the UK this is an area that warrants an in depth analysis in the UK context.

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