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From Noaberhulp to Network - Johann Schulte

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Presented at the Irish National Rural Network conference on the 1st of December 2009

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From Noaberhulp to Network - Johann Schulte

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  2. 2. Groningen<br />The Netherlands<br />Region “Zuidelijk Westerkwartier”<br />in the province of Groningen<br />
  3. 3. Three subjects1) The Dutch POP and LEADER2) Organisation of farmers3) Examples of LEADER Projects<br />
  4. 4. How LEADER and LAG is organised in Groningen<br />Steering committee West<br />Provincial<br />executive<br />Provincial<br />executive<br />Weigthyadvice<br />Weigthy advice<br />LAG West<br />DLG/PRA<br />Subsidy advice<br />Disposal<br />Project<br />
  5. 5. Boer en Natuur = Farmer and Nature<br />Umbrella organisation of 53 ANV’s<br />The Province of Groningen has 8 ANV’s<br />with almost 1000 members<br />
  6. 6. Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (REPS)<br />(Programma Beheer)<br />Financing based on expense allowance<br />(compensation of the loss of income)<br />
  7. 7. Zuidelijk Westerkwartier<br />Area 2,03ha = 4,9acres<br />
  8. 8. Hedgerows in the Westerkwartier<br />
  9. 9. MEADOW BIRDS<br />Black tailed godwit<br />Lapwing<br />
  10. 10. Mosaic management<br />
  11. 11. BIRDS OF ARABLE LAND<br />Yellow wagtail<br />Lark<br />
  12. 12. GREEN BLUE SERVICES<br />Farmers working together with <br />the Water Board in cleaning water<br />within the Water Framework Directive<br />Aim is less fertilizers and <br />pesticides through: <br /><ul><li>Margins
  13. 13. Nature friendly borders</li></li></ul><li>BIO mass installation<br />LEADER examples<br />BBB: Farmers, Citizens and Country people<br />Bio energy<br />Mei Project<br />Cycletour<br />Environment & society<br />Energy and Innovation<br />The cycle of the farm<br />Separation of manure<br />Sustainable energy<br />Energy scan<br />Broadening the farm<br />Milk robot<br />Automatic cattle feeding<br />A cycletour around the city of Groningen <br />visiting<br /><ul><li> Care farms
  14. 14. B&B
  15. 15. Meadow birds</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />14<br />

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