Sustainable animal production: dust emissions and landscape

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.


A list of measures to reduce fine dust emissions and a list of measures to improve architecture which can be added to the MDV- indexes. A farmer needs to realize a certain levels on this indexes in order to get access to tax deduction facilities.