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Communicating through blogs - Blogging platform feature on the Dutch Rural Network website

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Blogs
  • Keyword(s)

    Communications, Cooperation, Information, National Rural Network, Website & Social Media


    The Dutch Rural Network relies on blogging as communication initiatives by embedding a web section for bloggers in its website. Each blogger have its own page and can post as many articles as he/she wants as long as it is related to rural development or agriculture. On the main page the viewer sees the picture and name of each blogger and by clicking access the blogger page where it can find the content posted and a short profile of the author.
    Readers can subscribe to a daily up-date to be received via e-mail. The blogging platform is open to those interested who need just to express their interest and wait for approval from the NRN responsible staff.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [NL] National Level
  • Main purpose

    This blogging platform embedded in the NRN’s website has as main goal to facilitate the expression of various opinion regarding rural development and agriculture, and to allow people to comment, thus enriching the views and information on the relevant topics. Being an open space for expressing ideas for independent experts and professional, it represents another way of catalyzing experience and ideas exchange in the field.

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    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    There are already 36 bloggers that posts regularly on the blogging section of the website. Each has its own page where a short profile is presented. Articles are posted in different sections such as: Agriculture and Society, Nature and Landscape, Urban-Rural Relationships, Local Energy.

    Date produced



    Netwerk Platteland

    Distribution & Promotion

    Netwerk Platteland

    Name of organisation

    Netwerk Platteland

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Marga de Jong


    Postbus 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands


    +31 33 432 6090