Farming for Nature



Nature provides income for farmers


In the Netherlands farmers can play a significant role in managing nature and landscape. In order to provide the farmers with a decent income for doing so the strategy Farming for Nature is developed, in which the combination of agriculture and nature and landscape management is calculated. Besides nature and landscape management other services can be provided by farmers. For instance care, water management or recreation.





In 2007 a film was made about Farming for Nature. In this film the practice of cattle farmer Jan Duindam in Polder Biesland near Delft and the Twikel estate near Delden is shown. In the film English farmers visit these examples of how farmers protect nature, within the Lifescape international exchange.


  • Look at the film about Farming for Nature (in English)
  • Look at the film about Boeren voor Natuur (in Dutch)



    Contact: Alterra


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    Enjoyment and learning

    Involving local people

    Financing the landscape

    Business opportunities

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