European lessons for Green and Blue Services in The Netherlands

Westerink - Petersen, J.; Buizer, I.M.; Santiago Ramos, J.


Green and Blue Services were developed in The Netherlands to reward farmers for the environmental services they provide to society. Especially the first initiatives were area specific, developed together with farmers and different from the national Agri-environmental scheme. In the PLUREL case study region Haaglanden, Green and Blue Services are seen as a strategy to strengthen agriculture in the urban fringe.