In the media Church and Agriculture issue of Tertio magazine


Church institutions possess an ancient patrimony of agricultural land. Church plants that sell land to meet urgent financial needs are thus giving up an instrument with which they could help achieve objectives in the agro-ecological field that are addressed in the encyclical Laudato Si'.

The agricultural lands of church plants are public lands. They are part of an ancient patrimony that is declining at a spectacular rate. Researcher Hans Vandermaelen notes that owners of public lands typically have little vision for their own patrimony. With major policy challenges ahead, such a vision is extremely urgent.

Further in this issue:

  • Expo on the history of farmland in Ghent
  • Church factories manage farmland autonomously

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Issue on Kerk en landbouw

See also

Press release 20/03/2024

Expo Gentse Gronden tells story of public farmland

Copyright Michiel Hendryckx STAM Gentse Gronden campaign image
Ghent's city museum STAM and ILVO are joining forces for the 'Gentse Gronden' expo. The exhibition exposes an unknown and intriguing chapter in the history of the city of Ghent.