Jumping Fences – understanding and addressing the barriers to access to land for agroecological farming for Black people and people of colour (BPOC) in Britain.
We are very excited about a new collaboration for the ELC with Land In Our Names (LION), a Black-led, grassroots collective committed to reparative justice in Britain by securing land for BPOC communities and the Landworkers' Alliance. The purpose of the project is to identify the barriers that BPOC face when considering a land based livelihood in Britain, to map existing and prospective BPOC led land-based businesses and organisations and to discover what challenges they face and how they seek to overcome them.
The research findings will be discussed with a wide range of organisations in the agroecology sector to identify ways to support BPOC new entrants to farming. The final intention of the collective effort is to strengthen LION’s capacity to become a community land trust, so that they can provide practical solutions for BPOC land stewards including access to land.