The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Projects & Practice
Incorporating locally available biomass into the soil, as a mean to increase its content in organic matter in the long term.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
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 leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
Support from the rural development programme was used to establish an innovative production of GMO-free soybean oil products of superior quality.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.