Today Dutch farmers are facing difficult times, because of government regulations planned related to reduce the excess of Nitrogen excretion of the sector. Due to the use of artifical fertilizer and concentrates in the process of scale enlargement and intensification, excess Nitrogen excretion has been an issue in Dutch farming, including the dairy sector, for the last 40 years. Though farmers have been able to reduce the excess Nitrogen excreted, the negative side effects on the natural environment, soil- and water quality have built up to unacceptable levels.

Want to know more? Please review this PP presentation Dutch farmers in distress – a case of exceeding environmental boundaries presented at the Asia meeting of the Global Agenda of Sustainable LIvestock (GASL), August 22nd – 2022