Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
Projects & Practice
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
A young farmer invested in precision farming through the acquisition of a new sprayer; combining cost savings and environmental protection.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
Setting up a fruit juice processing plant that operates with renewable energy.
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
RDP support for young farmers enabled a young entrepreneur to turn his small farm into a viable organic farm which contributes to the protection of the environment while creating new employment opportunities for the local community.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
Agri-environment cooperatives in the Netherlands use results-based schemes to distribute payments to farmers according to on-farm nature conservation results.