Agriculture with support

Project title: The way forward: Agriculture with the support of the market and society based on a simplified regional CAP.
Applicant: Vereniging Noardlike Fryske Wâlden (Friesland collective)
In cooperation with: Agrarisch Natuur en Landschap Collectief Midden Groningen (Central Groningen collective), Agrarisch Collectief Groningen West (West Groningen collective)
Region: Groningen and Friesland

agriculture with support


In this pilot project, new measures will be designed and implemented to make agriculture more sustainable.

The project will develop products such as:

Methodology development

  • An approach to regional planning aimed at forming a CAP regional plan that offers farmers a choice of measures they can implement.
  • Farmers will be able to complete an online business plan based on the regional plan.
  • The regional plan will describe potential partnerships at the local level and the corresponding division of roles and responsibilities.

Trial methodology

The methodology will be tested in one or two regional plans per collective, depending on the characteristics of the local area. The farmers will develop business plans based on these regional plans.

Trial implementation

The measures described in the business plans will be tested during small-scale trials. The goal is to test the methodology and the division of roles and responsibilities. The experiences gained will be shared with the national umbrella project to inspire the process of policy-making and influencing in the new CAP.