Farming for Health - the situation in Flanders


  • K. Goris
  • H. Weckhuysen


In Flanders approximately 140 Green Care farms have sprung up spontaneously. They are mostly independent agricultural or horticultural farms that receive a limited number of people on a small scale. Institutional farms work on a larger scale. In comparison with our neighbouring countries, Flanders scores very well on the diversity of the target groups. Considering the great interest from both the care sector and the agricultural and horticultural sector, there are plenty of opportunities for growth as well. Unfortunately, at this time there is no solid legal framework yet, so Green Care in Flanders draws its strength mainly from volunteer work. The Support Centre Green Care wants to elaborate on this, in close consultation and together with all the partners involved