Farmland Trust & Covenant Resources

 Reports

A Review of Farmland Trusts: Communities Support Farmland, Farming and Farmers

Report prepared by Wanda Gorusch and Ramona Scott for The Land Conservancy of BC and Farm Folk City Folk, 2010

As described on the Farm Folk City Folk site where this report is available: A Review of Farmland Trusts: Communities Support Farmland, Farming and Farmers summarizes and analyzes information from farmland trusts across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, in conjunction with other information sources, to support development of regional and provincial farmland trusts in British Columbia. There are eight sections to this report. Sections 1 and 2 describe farmland trusts and why they are important. Section 3 discusses structure and governance while Section 4 addresses strategic planning. Farmland Trust activities are covered in Section 5 and the question of financial sustainability is addressed in Section 6. Section 7 offers overall conclusions and recommendations, followed by Section 8 providing an annotated list of information sources. Sections 1 to 7 contain a set of conclusions specific to each topic.

Policy Discussion Paper: Regional Farmland Conservation and Access

Report prepared by Capital Region-Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable, Vancouver Island

From the Executive Summary: “The first section of this paper defines the nature and purpose of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs. The middle two sections describe the current situation in the CRD with respect to farmland conservation, and identify why the region needs a Farmland Conservation and Access Program. The two final sections of the paper look at how such a program could be funded and recommends ‘Next Steps’  for the CRD to move towards the establishment of a Farmland Conservation and Access Program.  Specific examples of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs in North America can be found in  Appendix A.”

 Farmland Trust Organizations

Ontario Farmland Trust, Canada

American Farmland Trust, United States

Agrarian Trust, United States

Terre des Liens, France

National Trust, UK