April 25, 2016
Access to Land
The video Access to Land is a short animated exploration of the question, “Why should we privilege access to land and natural resources for small agricultural operation?” Access to Land looks at the value of small farms in comparison to larger farm operations. Fewer pesticides and a higher net efficiency per acre are typical of small farm operations.
The video highlights the importance of prioritizing support and resources to small farmers as well as ensuring fair access to land for smaller operations. At a moment in history where large tracts of land are being purchased by investors to farm in monoculture, and governments tend to support them over small farms, it is important to understand the realities behind the large operations in comparison to the small farms they threaten to displace.