The Landworkers’ Alliance is a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of our members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone.
We have a vision of a future where people can work with dignity to earn a decent living and everyone can access local, healthy and affordable food, fuel and fibre – a food and land-use system based on agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable forestry that furthers social and environmental justice.
WHO WE ARE
We are a democratic member-led union, run by producers for producers. All our policies, representation and training comes from farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers who have direct experiences of the issues we work on.
We operate across the UK and are organised into branches and regions. The governance of the organisation is driven by a democratically elected coordinating group that aims to represent a balance of sectors and regions.
We are members of La Via Campesina, an international organisation of over 200 million peasants, small-scale farmers and agricultural workers unions around the world. We work with them to achieve a global vision of agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable forestry.
WHAT WE WORK FOR
We work for a food and land-use system where everybody, regardless of income, status or background has access to local, healthy, affordable food, fuel and fibre from producers they can trust.
Where farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers earn a living wage and a fair livelihood working in a safe environment, free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination.
We work for a food and land-use system that operates within the finite limits of our earth, regenerates natural resources and cools our planet without compromising the ability of others around the world or future generations to provide for themselves.
We want to see power put back in the hands of producers and communities rather than supermarkets and industrial processors.
We believe that producers organisations and communities must be at the heart of decision-making and have a strong voice in agricultural and forestry policy making.
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