The Dutch Agriculture Agreement Reaches Further Than The Netherlands: Offer Prospects For Sustainable Farmers And Consumers Worldwide

The Dutch Agriculture Agreement reaches further than the Netherlands: offer prospects for sustainable farmers and consumers worldwide

In the Netherlands, the government, farmers’ organizations, supply chain partners and nature and environmental organizations are currently discussing the Agriculture Agreement. While the agreement focuses on the domestic agricultural sector, our trading position and our production and consumption patterns mean that the Netherlands is very much part of the global agricultural system. The agreement will be followed by an international strategy for sustainable agriculture. A substantial reform of the agriculture and food production system, of which the Netherlands is a part not only domestically but also internationally, is urgently needed according to the undersigned organisations. How that reform might look like, we – a collective of Dutch and international civil society organisations, agricultural organisations and companies, environmental organisations and scientists – set out in this manifesto.

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