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Record number 357837
Title Designing biodiverse arable production systems for the Nethertlands by involving various stakeholders
Author(s) Stilma, E.S.C.; Vosman, B.; Korevaar, H.; Poel-van Rijswijk, M.M.; Smit, A.B.; Struik, P.C.
Source NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 55 (2007)1. - ISSN 1573-5214 - p. 1 - 20.
Department(s) Crop and Weed Ecology
PRI Biodiversity and Breeding
LEI Regional economy & land use
LEI Regional economy & land use
LEI Agricultural sector & entrepreneurship
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) biodiversiteit - low input landbouw - belangengroepen - nederland - agro-ecosystemen - agrobiodiversiteit - duurzaamheidsindicatoren - biodiversity - low input agriculture - interest groups - netherlands - agroecosystems - agro-biodiversity - sustainability indicators - specialized fungal pathogens - intraspecific mixed stands - species-diversity - cereal cultivars - disease progress - land-use - agriculture - impact - yield
Categories Biodiversity / Agroecosystems
Abstract A study was done that aimed at designing biodiverse crop production systems for the Netherlands taking into account the views held by stakeholders in society. Biodiverse crop production systems contain different species and/or different genotypes within a species, leave room for other plants (both spontaneous and sown plant species) and enhance the associated biodiversity of microfauna, mesofauna and microflora. The study was carried out jointly by closely co-operating scientists in the fields of agronomy, environmental sciences and social sciences. To integrate the knowledge of specialists and stakeholders a stakeholder consultation was done consisting of a literature review analysing the Dutch policy on biodiversity, a workshop consulting intermediary institutes about their views on arable biodiversity, and an expert panel that not only monitored the design process but also regularly discussed the developments during a three-year field test of a highly diverse production system that meanwhile was designed. The results of the study were used to compare the design with other production systems. In addition, a list of indicators was compiled to test this design for system performance in terms of societal (people), ecological (planet) and economic (profit) aspects. Finally, through this study, choices in the design process were made explicit and research topics were identified to test performance of the resulting system.
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