Smallholder Survey

About the Ecological Land Co-operative

The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is a social enterprise providing affordable access to land for sustainable rural livelihoods via the creation of affordable low-impact smallholdings. ELC was set up in response to the fact that it is extremely difficult for people to break in to farming and rural enterprise, despite there being a host of amazing people with brilliant skills wanting to manage the land ecologically. We believe that ecological land-based livelihoods can help solve pressing environmental and social problems, and that our model can help people to access land affordably. You can find more information about our work on our website,

About this survey

We’re conducting this survey to help us better understand the needs of potential smallholders, particularly in relation to key factors such as costs, whether rental or leasehold smallholdings would be preferred, and the size and type of smallholding envisioned.

The survey should take around 15-20 minutes to complete

As a thank you for your help, we’re giving away 2 free tickets to the excellent Oxford Real Farming Conference which will take place in January 2017 - if you’d like to be included in the prize draw for the tickets please ensure you give us your email address or phone number at the end of the survey.

***IMPORTANT: Please only complete this survey if you are interested in becoming a smallholder***

With many thanks for your time,

The ELC team

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