Measures for sustainable rabbit, duck and turkey production

This project works on the development of sustainability indexes (MDV) for animal production, that can be adopted by the Dutch government in tax deduction legislation in order to stimulate farmers to invest (voluntarily) in additional improvement of animal welfare, health and environment.

The Dutch Government wants to encourage farmers to invest in sustainable housing systems.


Indexes for both rabibit, duck and turkey production which consist of lists of various investment measures to improve animal welfare, health, ammonia reduction and energy use, along with weighing factors which represent the effectiveness of each measure. A farmer needs to realize a certain level on these indexes in order to get access to tax deduction facilities.