Agrarian Trust

Farmland Affordability through Community Land Contribution

In Martin Adams’s new book Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World the author tackles the questions about land’s use and values through a plethora of lenses.  In chapter 13, Adams delves into the impact of sustainable farming and farm access.  Echoing Agrarian Trusts beliefs in land stewardship and the need for a affordable farmland access for the next generation of farmers, the author examines the artificial inflation of farmland prices stemming from development speculation and compare the models of land purchase versus community land contribution.  This mathematical approach emphasizes the practical viability of tenant and community land contribution farming and gives alternatives to costly land purchase for new farmers.  Read the chapter here.