Vogelman Koks about nature policy in the Netherlands – More money, fewer larks – about the money that has supplanted farmers’ nature – Foodlog

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The early seeds of becoming a bird researcher were already sown in the 1970s. My parents exchanged the village of Wormer for farmland in the Kop van Noord-Holland. I was a dreamy little boy who actually wanted to be a farmer. After school I could always be found at the neighbors who have a dairy … Read more

Flowers cost the most pesticides – the Netherlands sprays considerably less, yet the Netherlands would be under ‘blanket of poison’ – Foodlog

Flowers cost the most pesticides the Netherlands sprays considerably

Dutch farmers used five million kilos of plant protection products in 2020. That seems like a lot, but compared to 2016 there is a decrease of 11%. At that time, Dutch agriculture used a total of 5.6 million kilos of active substances. It reports that CBS. Since 2016, the dosage per hectare has decreased by … Read more

You build the Grondbank in the country, not in The Hague – Government, have confidence in farmers and citizens when redesigning the Netherlands – Foodlog

You build the Grondbank in the country not in The

I think that the Netherlands should not throw its rich agricultural history overboard. I do not feel alone in that wish. It’s not just about the area where I was born and where my future as a farmer lies. Many more people feel connected to their region and do not want everything to be decided … Read more

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