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Project

Sub themes for study on prospects

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

Abstract

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. Therefore, LEI modeling tools are used.

Besides a more general exploration of factors behind the developments in Dutch agriculture and horticulture, more specific survey questions are examined. Examples include agro logistics, knowledge and innovation, and energy.