Landworkers’ Alliance

The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) is a grassroots, democratic, member-led union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers founded in 2012 in the UK. Set up to fill the gap in the representation of small-scale agroecological landworkers in the UK, their mission is to improve the livelihoods of their members – creating a better food and land-use system for everyone based on agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable forestry that furthers social and environmental justice.

At a policy and governance level, they develop and defend legal and policy instruments that protect and advance the changes necessary for the society they are building.

Achievements include:

  • Leading policy changes at local and national level, including ensuring that agroecology was recognised and included in the recent UK Agriculture Bill.
  • Providing advocacy support for members and delivering several farmer-to-farmer training and exchange events, mentoring and traineeship opportunities.
  • Membership of the Climate Justice collective at previous COP events, and representing La Via Campesina (of which they have been a member since 2013) internationally.
  • Food, Landscapes
  • 2021
  • Influence Award
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