16 November 2015

Certification Agricultural Nature and Landscape

The Netherlands

Project description
The financing of the agricultural nature and landscape governance (ANLb-2016) will be shaped in 2016 in a different way. Collectives in the form of groups of farmers and other agricultural land users play an important role in the new subsidy system; they are final beneficiary (and responsible) for the agricultural nature and landscape subsidy. To be considered for this subsidy, the agricultural collectives need to be certified. The certificate is proof that every collective has set up a professional practice and recorded this in their own quality manual. The collectives show in their manual how the organisation proceeds when it comes to implementing the Agricultural Nature and Landscape Governance 2016 (ANLb2016). The closing of the management contracts with the members of the collective, the target controls in the field (inspection) and the manner in which the collectives deal with any disputes are examples of matters that are described in the quality manual.
Q-Point was approached by Stichting Certificering Subsidiestelsel Natuur en Landschap (SNL, Certification Foundation Subsidy Scheme Nature and Landscape) to assess the quality manuals of the collectives. Alma Ruting and four other professionals in agricultural nature governance visited the collectives and reviewed the quality, after which all forty collectives have received their certificates on Agricultural Nature and Landscape.

Nest in peonies

Certification Foundation Subsidy Scheme Nature and Landscape (SNL)

2015 – 2017

Picture at the top 
Young lapwing – source Collectief De Hollandse Venen.

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