About DFE

The Netherlands is known for it’s impressive dairy production. But how was this achieved? What were the side effects of this success? And what have we learned in the process of intensification and scale enlargement that is relevant for other countries? Come and find out!

Dutch Farm Experience is an independent initiative specialized in inspiring individuals and organizations worldwide about Sustainable Dutch Livestock initiatives, with an emphasis on dairy farming. The history of Dutch (dairy) farming clearly shows that it would be wise for each country to develop its own dairy development strategy – starting with its own resources and local circumstances – rather than simply copying the dairy system from the Netherlands.

The final goal of Dutch Farm Experience is a better world in which milk and other livestock products are produced in a sustainable way:  a way in which soil is enriched, animals live well, farmers get a decent income and milk is healthy and without chemicals.

See also Presentation Dutch Farm Experience: Joint Learning or Repeating Mistakes - effective ways for supporting dairy farming based on lessons learnt in the Netherlands and southern India.