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The Netherlands has a well-functioning, privatised advisory landscape where farmers are seen and treated as entrepreneurs. Implementation of EU-FAS in The Netherlands connects closely to this existing advisory landscape and has not played an important role in the functioning or shaping of farm advisory services in The Netherlands.

Country Report: Review of the implementation of EU-FAS policy in Member States of EU- Netherlands,by Ellen Bulten (WUR).

EU-FAS is implemented nationally and is directed at all farmers in The Netherlands. Individual advisors can be registered as EU-FAS advisors through a government-appointed association. The Netherlands Entrepreneurial Agency (working under the auspices of the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) publishes (updated versions of) this registry on their website, making it publicly available. Click below to download the report.

Factsheet: Regional policies impacting the Advisory Regime in Netherlands

Privatisation of advisory services in the 1990’s. Dutch farmers are characterised as agricultural Entrepreneurs. Little government interference with regards to advisory services. Click below to download the factsheet.

AgriLink partner

Stichting Wageningen Research (WR)

Hermann Schoorlemmer, herman.schoorlemmer@wur.nl
Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) is the Dutch organisation for agricultural research which, together with Wageningen University, forms the Wageningen University and Research Centre.  WR consists of a number of private not-for-profit research institutes that work in different domains and agricultural sub-sectors.  WR has a strong track record in multidisciplinary projects and has been involved in hundreds of FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects, as well as many other large national and international research projects. The WR institute involved in AgriLink is Praktijkonderzoek Akkerbouw, Groene Ruimte en Vollegrondsgroenten (Applied Arable and Vegetable Research).  This group operates throughout the complete agricultural plant production chain addressing all aspects from improving crop performance, sustainable production and entrepreneurship with the goal of transferring scientific knowledge into practice-oriented solutions for farmers and the whole agronomic sector. This includes both leading and developing new approaches for co-innovation with farmer groups, SMEs and other stakeholders.

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