Local economies

Productive land use should be at the heart of local economies, with networks of resilient land-based businesses trading with each other across short, connected supply chains.

Our approach to local economies

Land-based community enterprises create livelihoods through the production of food and timber and the delivery of services such as health, training and education, but they rarely operate in isolation. They are connected to the organisations, businesses and individuals that they trade, share and learn with through relationships and networks of supply, cooperation and support.

We work with landowners and land-based community enterprises wanting to take a more systemic and networked approach to their local economy, who want to create value for themselves, for others and for the land itself. We can support people to map their own local networks and value chains, and we can help landowners think strategically about the opportunities for supporting resilient local economies through the better use of their land.


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