The lessons from NL dairy farming

The lessons from NL dairy farming2018-12-11T18:54:45+00:00

The lessons learnt in Dutch dairy farming are described in the article The Dairy Development Trap: How developing countries can learn from the experiences of Dutch dairy farming

Author: Katrien van’t Hooft – Dutch Farm Experience, April 2012   

See also the PowerPoint presentation: Repeating Mistakes or Joint Learning? – Effective ways to support dairy farming based on lessons learnt in the Netherlands and India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full article: The Dairy Development Trap

1. History of NL dairy farming
2. Present day dillemas and problems
3. Four options and ways forward
4. Nine traditional elements in post-modern sustainable dairy farming
5. Main conclusions

Relevant websites

Literature and further information

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  • Ham, A.van den, N.van der Berkmortel, J.Reijs, G.Doornewaard, K.Hoogendam en C.Daatselaar (2010) Mineralenmanagemet en economie op melkveebedrijven. Gegevens uit de praktijk. (Mineral management and economics of dairy farms. Data from practice) LEI Wageningen UR, februari 2010, brochure 09-066
  • Hooft, K.vant (2010) The Role of Ethnoveterinary Practices in Post-Modern Agriculture: Examples from the Netherlands. In: Ethno-Veterinary Practices. Mainstreaming traditional wisdom on livestock keeping and herbal medicine for sustainable rural livelihood. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ethno-Veterinary Practices, jointly organized by TANUVAS and I-AIM at South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur (India), January 4-6, 2010
  • Oostindie, H., P.Seuneke, R.van Broekhuizen, E.Heggen and H.Wiskerke (2011) Dynamiek en robuustheid van multifuncionele landbouw. (Dynamic and strength of Multifunctional Agriculture) Report phase 2, WUR January 2011
  • Proost, J., and W vanWeperen (2006) Creating space for change: farmers’ learning groups in the Netherlands. In: Compas Magazine no 10, July 2006.
  • Rooy, S.de (2010) The Netherlands – The VEL/VANLA Environmental Co-operatives as Examples of Endogenous Rural Development through Farming. Chapter 2 in: Endogenous Development in Europe, Compas 2010.
  • Stuiver, M., J.D. van der Ploeg and C. Leeuwis (2003) The VEL and VANLA environmental co-operatives as fields laboratories. In: Rethinking environmental management in Dutch dairy farming: a multidisciplinary farmer-driven approach. NJAS, Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, pp. 27-39, vol. 51, numbers 1-2, September 2003.
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