Tours programme, 13-14 July 2018

Introduction

Participants can choose between two types of tours: one-day tours or two-day tours 

You will be travelling through the Netherlands, visiting several entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector. The tour days will be rounded off on Saturday the 14th in Noordwijkerhout.

‘Dutch Dairy Diversity’ (2 day tour)

Learn about Dutch Dairy Diversity

The ‘Dutch Dairy Diversity’ tour is the tour for journalists who want to experience the depth of the Dutch dairy sector. With visits to a wide variety of entrepreneurs and business concepts, as well as a dairy factory and practically-minded scientists, we literally take in Dutch dairy farming in all its facets – from opportunities to threats and challenges – in just two days. Read more >>

‘Sustainable Cropping Systems’ (part I of 2 day tour)

Learn about Sustainable Cropping Systems

Dutch crop growers are masters of efficiency. The production per square meter is one of the highest in the world and Dutch knowledge and seeds are a popular export product. But an intensive approach alone is not blissful. During this two-day tour we will meet Dutch farmers who try to combine efficiency with sustainability, in the broadest sense of the word. Let’s go into the fields! Read more >>

‘Seeds of Success’ (part II of 2 day tour)

Learn about Seeds of Success

Dutch crop growers are masters of efficiency. The production per square meter is one of the highest in the world and Dutch knowledge and seeds are a popular export product. But an intensive approach alone is not blissful. During this two-day tour we will meet Dutch farmers who try to combine efficiency with sustainability, in the broadest sense of the word. Let’s go into the fields! Read more >>

‘Sustainable Urban Dairy’ (day tour)

Learn about Sustainable Urban Dairy

In a densely populated country like the Netherlands with more and more citizens watching over the farmer’s shoulder, it is a challenge to use agriculture that can withstand the social test of criticism. Read more >>

‘Much More Than Agriculture – Urban Delta’ (day tour)

Learn about Much More Than Agriculture - Urban Delta

What drives these farmers to develop a completely different branch than milking cows or growing potatoes? What can they offer customers, participants and guests? How does the multifunctional agricultural sector develop and how much money is involved? Is the farmer-citizen connection in a densely populated country like the Netherlands important and how do they contribute to this connection? Read more >>

‘Veal Calves, Beef Cattle and Sheep – Urban Delta’ (day tour)

Learn about Veal Calves, Beef Cattle and Sheep - Urban Delta

Beef cattle, veal calf and sheep farming are less well-known sectors in the Netherlands. Yet they are sectors of significance. In terms of production volume, Dutch veal calf farming is one of the largest in Europe. In veal calf farming one can distinguish two segments: white meat and rosé meat (young or old). The meat and sheep sectors are more modest in size. Due to expensive production factors, entrepreneurs in these sectors often excel in creativity, distinctive ability and production for niche markets. Read more >>

‘From Candy to Eggs ‘ (day tour)

Learn about From Candy to Eggs

A tour that visits an unusual feed mill factory that uses candy and bread as an important ingredient. Next is Kipster, a totally new revolutionary chicken eggs concept, claiming to be the most human, animal and environmental friendly chicken farm in the world. We will also visit the supermarket where they sell the eggs. Read more >>

‘Flowering the World’ (day tour)

Learn about Flowering the World

Get acquainted with the Dutch floriculture. We pay a visit to the epicenter: flower auction Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer. The international marketplace where more than 50 million flowers and plants are traded every day. Unique in the world! Read more >>

‘Produce From Field to Fork’ (day tour)

Learn about Produce From Field to Fork

You will get an insight in the world of fruit and vegetables from ‘field to fork’. The Netherlands is a global player in the field of fruit and vegetables. The fruit and vegetable cluster is the Netherlands’ third export sector which exports fresh fruit and vegetables to 150 countries across the world. Read more >>

‘Smart and Silt Farming’ (day tour)

Learn about Smart and Silt Farming

This arable tour takes us to a number of special entrepreneurs who dare to think a step further than others. Smart farming applies to all of them. Close to the coast farmers deal with salinisation of the soil, just like many growers in the Netherlands and other sea deltas in the world. Read more >>

‘Circular Way of Farming’ (day tour)

Learn about Circular Way of Farming

How do we use our resources? Which new resources are available for different agricultural sectors and what potential do they have? Is this a development for the well developed countries or are there perspectives for broader implementations and can the developments and techniques or the knowledges be transferred to other sectors, countries or parts of the world? Read more >>

‘Feeding the City’ (day tour)

Learn about Feeding the City

There are different ways to feed our cities in the future. The tour starts at Herenboeren, a farm shared by 200 families. Next is DakAkker, an organization that grows crops on the roofs in the middle of a big city. The tour ends at Bayer Forward Farm, where the focus is on high productivity and efficiency. Read more >>