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In the countryside there are still many ways to unite agriculture, nature and landscape. Farming for Nature represents an answer to the question how to do this. Basic principle is that farmers receive part of their income from managing nature and landscape.

Farming for nature is a point of view. Of course it will become really interesting when put into practice. Currently there are two operational experiments with Farming for Nature. In the Polder van Biesland, a green enclave in the middle of the strongly urbanized areas between Delft, The Hague and Pijnacker-Nootdorp. And on the country estate Twickel, in Delden in the Province of Overijssel. In both projects researchers of Alterra work together intensively with farmers, civil servants, people living in the neighbourhood and other experts.