CIL Oost Groningen, The Netherlands
This CIL in the north of the Netherlands focuses on the region of Oost-Groningen, which has three distinct landscapes. Oldambt is dominated by arable agriculture. The landscape is characterized by wide open spaces. Westerwolde and Veenkoloniën are more mixed use. Historically these landscapes are a habitat for ground breeding/meadow birds.
Agri-environment and Climate Measures
• Collective Implementation
• Action-based Payments
Targeted Public Goods
The objective of the dream contract is mainly to improve the existing agreements to create habitats for protected species, to protect and enhance the landscape, maintain and develop functional agro-biodiversity, and to remunerate farmers for maintaining the landscape. An important side objective is also to improve the marketing of the local area for tourism.
There is a whole catalogue of measures available for the region. The concrete measure offered to the respective farmer is subject to the landscape management plan drawn up by the collective.