CAP and farmers' innovations towards sustainability

With the new Common Agricultural Policy farmers are likely to be rewarded for ecological benefits they provide.

Earlier research already explored what kind of benefits this could be, but this study did not focus on the ideas of, for example, peasant collectives.

The objective of this project is to provide an overview of sustainable agriculture-oriented bottom-up initiatives and measures to investigate which of these measures are suitable for widespread use in the Netherlands. It appears that Farmer collectives , farmer networks and social organizations have many ideas for sustainable agriculture. These bottom-up ideas should be encouraged.