Increasingly, farmers and environmentalists are making efforts to meet challenges in farmland protection in new ways. Efforts are focused on the connections between traditional farmland protection, food security and economic development.
If you’re a farmer, it’s important to be aware of the ways you can help address the challenges faced in secure and affordable land access for food production, especially as a new generation of farmers shows greater interest in using environmental best practices to enable regional food security. One way is through a conservation easement.
The recently updated Green Legacies Guide, published by Give Green Canada, a project on the Tides Canada Shared Platform, describes pioneering giving options that can create foodland and farmland trusts. Although primarily directed for a B.C. audience, much of the content is applicable across the country.
Farmers increasingly face challenges in the transfer of land from one generation to another, and there are opportunities, through conservation easements, to combine land transfer with sustainability.