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The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality wants to stimulate the switch to circular agriculture and is aiming at increasing (conscious) purchasing behaviour. In this perspective, the Ministry explores which sustainability certifications could be included in its policy to stimulate circular agriculture. Therefore, the study answers the question which relevant top sustainability certifications in the Netherlands connect to circular agriculture. Top sustainability certifications related to the Dutch agriculture are ASC, Better Life 1 star label for dairy, Better Life 2 stars label for eggs and meat, and Better Life 3 stars label for eggs, meat and dairy, EU label for organic vegetables, fruit and animal products, with the exception of organic farmed fish, MSC and On the way to PlanetProof. These top sustainability certifications all fit in with circular agriculture. The inventory in this study is based on the benchmark from the vision document of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and on the assessment criteria for top sustainability certifications from Milieu Centraal.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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