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Producers and consumers build new food practices

Initiatives based on ‘short chains’ between farmers and consumers are slowly but surely gaining ground in the Netherlands, a country with a strongly industrialised food system. Looking for ecological, healthy, and fresh food, urban consumers are now creating innovative channels that support local and organic food producers.
Netherlands
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Book
Agricultural youth: ambitious and versatile

In this study the focus is on the position of young people on farms in the Netherlands. In addition to work on farm, more than 40% of the youngsters have off farm labour. The young people are highly educated and often administratively active. The majority wants to take over the...
Netherlands
2015

Report
Pilot project: Exchange programmes for young farmers

The analysis of survey responses shows that young farmers have different expectations and needs, depending on the region in which they live, the agricultural sector in which they work (intensive, extensive), their level of education, their relation to the farm (owner of the farm or not) etc. This study revealed...
Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Estonia - European Union - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sri Lanka - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2015 - European Commission

Article
Agroecology: gaining strength in the Netherlands

Like in many other parts of the world, the Netherlands is a country with two realities. On the one hand, for decades policies have been pushing for further industrialisation of agriculture and food. Many farmers find themselves squeezed between the demands of suppliers and supermarkets, and a large number of...
Netherlands
2015 - AgriCultures Network

Magazine article
The faces at the frontline

Working with principles of agroecology, women around the world are pioneering new practices in food and farming. Farming Matters proudly presents Esther, Ann, Allu, Lilian, Elizabeth, Mariama and Esther.
The biggest challenge we face now is the limited awareness of ecological practices and lack of land for smallholders. We are very much against the current push for hybrids and GMOs and the dependence that comes with them. Thus we call upon our government to declare Tanzania free of such...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Ecuador - India - Netherlands - Senegal - Uganda
2015 - ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture

Magazine article
Bio connect: Coordinating Research and Knowledge Transfer Amongst Organic Stakeholders

Research priorities are often defined by policy makers without involving stakeholders sufficiently, or with ineffective measures put in place to disseminate the final results. Responding to this problem, the Dutch organic sector set up Bioconnect in 2005, with the aim of reorganising the coordination of organic research and knowledge transfer...
Netherlands
2015 - IFOAM EU Group

Fact sheet
NETHERLANDS - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 61 billion in Dutch farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to the Netherlands to...
Netherlands
2014 - European Commission

Book
Women on farms: active and involved

In this study the focus is on the role and involvement of women on farms in the Netherlands. Many women perform work on the farm and over 40% have a paid work elsewhere. More than two-thirds of women are involved in strategic decision-making at the farm. Many women find the...
Netherlands
2014

Magazine article
Organic farming in Europe: moving into the mainstream

Organic farming no longer serves a niche market in the European Union (EU). In spite of the global economic crisis, the mainstreaming of organic products has maintained its impressive trajectory: since 2008 there has been an average annual growth rate of 8%; annual turnover has risen to €20 billion; and more than 500...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Blog article
区域合作社是如何在北部弗里斯兰人林区开创一种 非传统合作方式

每个景观都有一段历史,而每段历史都充满抗争。令人着迷的是,如果奶农没有自发组 织起来,结成区域联盟去挑战政策、法律以及农业生产和自然景观管理的主流观念,今天荷 兰北部弗里斯兰人林区将会完全是另一番景象。农民已经把他们的田地、文化景观和本地传 统掌握到自己手中,这将进一步推动可持续生产体系的发展,增强地区经济。
Netherlands
2014 - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

Video
Agroecology: farmer's perspectives

The video outlines three case studies of farmers utilizing agroecological practices in their farming systems. It focuses on complex adaptive rice systems in the Easter part of the island of Java, Indonesia; on a large-scale farm in the Netherlands applying sustainable soil management practices; and on social aspects of agroecology...
Brazil - Indonesia - Netherlands
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Book
Family farms in Dutch agriculture and horticulture

Analysis of statistical information on family farms in The Netherlands, 1980-2013
Netherlands
2014

Book
Deep roots

The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) has uncovered well-grounded resolve to place family farmers as protagonists in addressing a number of challenges we face, from eradicating hunger and poverty to conserving natural resources. Nothing comes closer to the sustainable food production paradigm than family farming. The diverse set of...
Albania - Australia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - China - Costa Rica - Croatia - Finland - France - Hungary - India - Japan - Kenya - Madagascar - Malaysia - Nepal - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Philippines - Senegal - Serbia - Slovenia - South Africa - Thailand - Uruguay
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
The Netherlands - Tuinderij De Stroom – Growing strong through collaboration!

Tuinderij De Stroom is an organic vegetable farm in a small village in the Netherlands. It is owned and managed by three young women who have proven that it is still possible to start land-based farming activities with low financial investments. In 2005, Welmoet de Waard (35) and Angelien Hertgers (33)...
Netherlands
2014 - Future Farmers in the Spotlight

Journal article
HNV Farming – Explaining the Concept and Interpreting EU and National Policy Commitments

The concept of “High Nature Value farming” developed in the early 1990s from a growing recognition that the conservation of biodiversity in Europe depends on the continuation of low-intensity farming systems across large areas of countryside (see Beaufoy et al., 1994; Bignal et al., 1994; Bignal & McCracken, 1996; 2000)....
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Book part
Family farming in the European Union

Family farming is the most common operational farming model in Europe – representing 97 % of the European Union’s (EU) 12 million farms. Thus it is of great importance in the EU. It covers a diverse range of situations, including farms of all sizes. While there are obvious differences across...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Article
Structure and dynamics of EU farms: changes, trends and policy relevance

12 million farms, 172 million hectares of agricultural land, 25 million people involved in agricultural production – these are some of the key data for the EU farming sector in 2010; but what about the situation of individual farms and how do things differ between Member States and as compared...
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2013

Journal
Short Food Supply Chains as drivers of sustainable development

Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) have established in parallel to conventional food chains, playing a key role in the emerging food networks that are continuously arising as an alternative to the globalized agri-food model. The diversities and particularities of the experiences existing all over the world (box schemes, farmers’ markets,...
Austria - France - Italy - Latvia - Netherlands - Russian Federation - Spain - Switzerland
2013 - FOODLINKS

Project
Market for Regional and Local Food

A total of 14 LAGs, led by the Dutch LAG 'Zuid Twente', from 7 Member States cooperate to exchange best practice examples of production, marketing, distribution and inter-regional trading of local / regional food products between partner countries Regional products are sold by an increasing number of farms and it has...
France - Greece - Hungary - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Spain
2013 - EAFRD

Article
Promoting Family Farming: The European Union

Domestic and donor-driven development agendas for African agriculture are spurring smallholder family farming as a catalyst for food security and poverty reduction. Family farms are also the backbone of agriculture in the European Union, although the process of concentration has gone further than in Africa. European agricultural policy reforms now...
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2013
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