RURALIZATION DUTCH NATIONAL CONFERENCE "Increase the number of new farmers in Netherlands”11 February, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 11 February, 2021 - 5:00 pm
The event agenda was set up as the following:
12:55 Connecting online.
13:00 Introduction: Prof. Dr. Willem Korthals Altes, professor in land development at TU Delft and member of the RURALIZATION executive board
13:10 Contributions from Alex Datema, Maria van Boxtel, Meino Smit, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg and Frits van der Schans followed by discussion
14:30 Contributions from Maarten Koreman, Kees van Zelderen (could not attend), Klarien Klingen, Bettina Bock, Annelies Beyens followed by discussion
15:45 Contributions from Sjoerd Wartena, Bregje Hamelynck, Eymert van Manen, Jan Spijkerboer, Henk Oostindie followed by discussion
16:45 Concluding remarks
17:00 End of session
The conference was described as overall very successful. The event was organised as a discussion meeting based on the theme, whether it is possible to breach the development that every new generation of farmers is half the size of the previous one. Is it possible to come to double as many farmers in 20 years? This was an opportunity to address the approach of RURALIZATION in providing new opportunities for new generations.