Province of North Holland food vision

The Province of North Holland is aiming for the clean and safe production of healthy, affordable and tasty food for everyone. This means having healthy revenue models for agricultural farmers, as well as doing what is good for people and animals, climate, soil and water. In its 2020-2030 Food Vision, the province has set objectives designed to make land-based agriculture more nature-inclusive, and to close raw material cycles and shorten food chains.

To accomplish this, the province has selected a consortium responsible for ensuring that time, money and knowledge are deployed the right way for this purpose. The consortium partners are APPM, Land&Co, De Lynx, Louis Bolk Instituut, Wageningen Economic Research, AMS Institute and Witteveen+Bos. The role of Witteveen+Bos is to monitor the objectives set and the deployment of available resources so as the maximise impact.

Creating impact and accelerating the agricultural transition is accomplished through means of a number of selected area projects. These projects consist of initiatives pursued by motivated farmers aiming to make their farming operations sustainable. While these projects are supported by some grants, they are primarily supported with expertise. The insights and experiences gained are presented to a much larger group of farmers and horticulturalists. The intent is to inspire others to take (further) steps towards future-proof agriculture.

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