Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Projects & Practice
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
A farm employing people with special needs set up a process line and an experimental kitchen, where non-commercial agricultural produce can be turned into new products.
A cheese-producing farm used RDP support to set up a new plant for producing speciality cheeses and ensure its long-term financial sustainability.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
A pilot project to create an innovative pig farm based on the principle of processing fresh manure to minimise GHG emissions and increase the farm’s profitability.
A company created a modular rearing system that allows them to combine egg and quality rooster meat production, while respecting the environment and animal welfare.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.