1s5: A transition towards a circular agricultural economy with a focus on nature-inclusive initiatives


  • R Schrijver
  • A Dawson
  • M Dijkshoorn-Dekker
  • R Van Zonneveld
  • R Michels
  • N Polman
  • M Smits


The Dutch government advocates a transition to circular agriculture, in which natureinclusive agriculture is one of the important perspectives (LNV, 2019). From the private sector, we see all kinds of initiatives emerging, both from individual farmers and from other parties in the food system. There is a wide variety of initiatives - some very successful, others languishing. A lot is happening at once, with the transition going frustratingly slow for some, but so fast for others that they can barely keep up. That is why we have constructed a conceptual framework with two axes: scaling up and transition range. The framework is filled in with five initiatives in the field of circular nature-inclusive agriculture, from primary producers with a regional focus. We interviewed key stakeholders from these initiatives about the background and the development up to now.






Sessions 1s5: Nature-based solutions for circular food systems under climate ...