The second Dutch SUPER-G farm network co-innovation workshop took place on October 9th 2019 with the Farm Network Alblasserwaard in the Netherlands.
In the first part of the workshop, the discussion was focused on the challenges of understanding soil analysis results and linking that to management activities. During the second part of the meeting, the SUPER-G project was presented and farmers were asked the following questions:
- Which Ecosystem Service is the most important for the farmers in the Alblasserwaard for now and in the future?
- What are the issues farmers face when trying to deliver the Ecosystem Service?
- What management options or innovations are farmers interested in to deliver the ES?
The answers to these questions can be found below:
- Feed production, Water quality, Biodiversity, Cultural value and Erosion.
- Adaptation of feed to societal needs, Farmers are being blamed for pollution downstream, Farmers need answers to produce grass in a climate-smart way.
- Experimenting with drought-resistant species, with clay topsoil application, with species-rich grasslands, Optimizing carbon sequestration.
See below some photographs from this day.