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Farmers in focus: Finger on the pulse of new local markets
June 20th, 2016

André Jurrius is an organic farmer in the Netherlands who experiments with annual legume crops, and along with other farmers and food processors, is building new local markets. My name is André Jurrius and I am an organic farmer. For the past decade, I have been farming in the Netherlands, a stones throw from the … Read moreFarmers in focus: Finger on the pulse of new local markets

Potato breeding in the Netherlands: successful collaboration between farmers and commercial breeders
April 16th, 2016

The Dutch potato breeding model, which involves a partnership between farmers and commercial breeding companies in a modern, Western context, is unique. While there are other examples of collaborative relationships between farmers and breeders in Europe, the Dutch potato breeding model stands out in terms of its long track record, the involvement of the private … Read morePotato breeding in the Netherlands: successful collaboration between farmers and commercial breeders