Study on prospects

This project provides insight into the prospects for the Dutch agro-industries.

How many farmers are expected in 2025? How big are the companies? What space do they have? Is there a contraction of one sector in favor of growth in another sector? What is the impact on the land market?

Economies of scale, new technologies and an accelerated outflow of farmers make a prediction extremely uncertain. The analysis is needed, because the earlier study of LEI 'Choice for Agriculture' is already a few years old. Reason to calculate and examine a few scenarios which show trends in agriculture under different assumptions.

The Dutch Ministry of EL&I, other governments, agribusiness and other social organizations and institutions will benefit from the research. Final result is a book of 200 pages body text with tables and figures, plus an English Summary.

Through presentations, the sector is informed of the findings and involved in the discussion about the consequences for the government. The scenario study is also widely distributed within the Ministry.