Farming for Health

Proceedings of the Frontis Workshop on Farming for Health
Wageningen, The Netherlands 16-19 March 2005

Editors:
Jan Hassink
Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Majken van Dijk
Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Series editor:
R.J. Bogers
Frontis – Wageningen International Nucleus for Strategic Expertise
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

About the book | Table of Contents

'Farming for Health' describes the utilization of agricultural farms, farm animals, plants and landscapes as a base for promoting human mental and physical health and social well-being. This book gives an overview of the development of 'Farming for Health' initiatives across Europe. This development is a logical result of the changing paradigms in the health-care sector and the demand for new social and financial impulses in agriculture and rural areas. Researchers from The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as well as the USA contributed to this book. It not only describes the situation in different countries, it also includes scientific papers dealing with different aspects of 'Farming for Health'.

This book was written for researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the field of landscape development, horticultural therapy, animal-assisted therapy, long-term care and social farming. It is the first product of the European Community of Practice 'Farming for Health', which was initiated during two meetings in April 2004 and March 2005.

Logo: Ronald Nederhof

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