57 Results for 'The Netherlands'

Investments In Energy-saving Systems In Dutch Horticultural Farms

In the Netherlands the greenhouse sector is a major user of energy. It accounts for 7% of the total amount of energy used in the Netherlands and for 79% of the total amount of energy used in agriculture. In order ...Read More

Investments In Energy-saving Systems In Dutch Horticultural Farms

This paper describes and compares two governmental policies that aim to decrease nutrient losses from farming to ground and surface waters in the Netherlands. The mineral bookkeeping system (MINAS) is the first policy. It is applied in the Netherlands since ...Read More

Comparison At Dairy Farm Level Of Different Policies To Decrease Nutrient Losses To Ground And Surface Waters In The Netherlands

Due to external and internal changes in dairy farming, entrepreneurial competencies are becoming increasingly important for dairy farmers. Investigating the possibility to improve these competencies by means of a training program is the main topic of the reported research. First ...Read More

Improving Entreprenuership In Farming: The Impact Of A Training Programme In Dutch Dairy Farming

Since the privatization of the agricultural extension service in the Netherlands and the need for a more market oriented approach, the agricultural innovation system “REE” (from Research through Extension and Education to farmers), no longer seems to provide a suitable response to the ...Read More

The Research Programme “Networks In Livestock Farming” As A Means Of Promoting Innnovation In Agriculture

Interest in the concept of sustainability in dairy farming has grown as a result of the continuous pressure on farm incomes, occurrence of animal diseases with a major impact on the image of dairy farming, concerns about animal welfare, and ...Read More

Caring Dairy: A Sustainable Dairy Farming Initiative In Europe

International competition in horticulture continues to increase. The entrepreneur can choose two strategies to maintain profits: specialization in a niche product or reduction of cost price by scaling-up. Horticultural companies not only become larger in the latter case, but often ...Read More

No Profit Without People: Personnel Policy In Glasshouse Horticulture

Labour is, next to arable land and capital, one of the three pillars in agricultural production. On Western European sow farms, labour costs, make up 15% to 20% of the piglet production costs. In practice, however, there’s a large variation ...Read More

Influence Of Entrepreneurship And Management On Sow Farm Labour Productivity

Brazil is the world beef export leader since 2004, when the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis in the United States and the severe draught in Australia dropped those countries beef exports and gave Brazilian beef chain a unique opportunity to ...Read More

Getting Access Into The EU Market: A Coordination Challenge For The Brazilian Beef Chain

The aim of this article is to test the thesis “commitment of retail chains as well as favourable policy conditions are the main drivers of the steady market growth of organic agriculture in Europe.” (Yussefi and Willer, 2003). Therefore, the role ...Read More

A Cross Country Comparison Of The Development Of The Organic Sector In Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom And The Netherlands

Farm level modelling is a way to determine how farm management adjustments and environmental policy affect different sustainability attributes. Attributes can be measured by means of an indicator. The objectives of this paper are to include indicators for economic and ecological sustainability ...Read More