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Are we demanding too much from farmers? | Conversations With Young Farmers

Jane Alice Liu

Gerben is a young arable farmer from the province of Noord-Brabant in The Netherlands, and Sarah is the Senior Advisor Food & Agriculture at WWF NL (World Wide Fund for Nature). They sit down to have a conversation around the role of farmers and environmental organisations towards sustainable food production. They share their thoughts from the tension surrounding the nitrogen crisis and policy in the Netherlands, the failure of government, unrealistic demands, and what is needed to help farmers move forward towards sustainable production methods.

Conversations With Young Farmers is a FoodUnfolded Miniseries that features conversations between young Dutch farmers and different voices on the subject of sustainable agriculture. Why is it so important to have these conversations? Because understanding one another is the first step towards solutions for a better food system that supports everyone.

  • Directed, Produced and Editor: Jane Alice Liu
  • Camera Operator & Colourist: Marcel Ijzerman
  • Supporting Crew: Michiel Stapel
  • Sound Mixer: Henk-Jelle de Groot
  • Special thanks to Gerben, Sarah, Nina, Marcel Kwant, Boom Family, and WWF NL
16 Minute Watch
Published May 04 2023

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