In 2016 the Dutch government decided to fully switch to a farmer collectives agri-environmental service provision system. The focus is therewith on creating good habitat conditions for rare species (territorial based) instead of commitments on farm level. The paper describes and analyses the organisational framework and links it to the Dutch tradition of environmental cooperatives. Issues of collective action, transaction costs, information problems, effectiveness, accountability, and procurement efficiency are analysed in a qualitative way. It is concluded that the Dutch model is promising, although not without risks.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||92nd Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference - University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom|
Duration: 16 Apr 2018 → 18 Apr 2018
|Conference||92nd Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference|
|Period||16/04/18 → 18/04/18|
Jongeneel, R. A., & Polman, N. B. P. (2018). Farmer groups as a device to ensure the provision of agri-environmental services in the Netherlands: a procurement perspective. Paper presented at 92nd Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom. https://edepot.wur.nl/464649