Koos Gardebroek (Wageningen University)

Tuesday, June 20th 2023

Koos Gardebroek (Wageningen University) will present “Developments and Challenges in Dutch Agriculture: The Nitrogen Problem and Related Issues".


Like in many European countries, The Netherlands also has to reduce its nitrogen surpluses. In May 2019 the highest Dutch court judged that the existing Dutch emission policies violated Dutch law and EU policies, in particular The Habitats Directive. This led to a substantial policy crisis and ongoing farmers’ protests. This seminar discusses the background of the nitrogen problem in the Netherlands and the complexity of proposing robust policies out of this situation.

Modification date : 05 July 2023 | Publication date : 16 June 2023 | Redactor : Régis GRateau