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Syposium on environmental performance of Dutch agriculture sector-Sept 27th

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and LEI Wageningen UR would like to cordially invite you to a symposium on the environmental performance of the Dutch agricultural sector on Friday, 27 September 2013.

OECD countries were recently assessed on the environmental performance of their agricultural sectors since 1990, covering soil, water, air and biodiversity. Based on this analysis, LEI Wageningen UR has put the environmental performance of Dutch agriculture in an international perspective.

Agriculture uses large amounts of land and water, and therefore has a substantial impact on the environment. Improvements have been made in nutrient, pesticide, energy and water management, using less of these inputs per unit volume of output. The positive signs partly can be attributed to better integration of environmental
aspects in farmers’ decision making since the early 1990s.

The indicators inform policy makers and society on the state and trends in agri-environmental conditions, and can provide a valuable aid to policy analysis to meet future challenges.

Please join us:
Date: 27 September 2013
Time: 10.30 – 12.00
Place: Studio Dudok, Hofweg 1-a 2511 AA The Hague

Programme
10.30 Registration / Coffee and tea
10.45 Opening / Krijn Poppe (LEI Wageningen UR)
10.50 The OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators / Dale Andrew (OECD)
11.15 Reflections on the performance of Dutch agriculture / Huib Silvis (LEI Wageningen UR)
11.35 Comments by the ministry of Economic Affairs/ to be confirmed
11.45 Questions and Answers
12.00 Closing

To register, please reply or send an email to communicatie.lei@wur.nl with your name and contact details.








 

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