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Wageningen - 2 month ago

Shrinking livestock numbers: a coin with two sides

Almost all policy measures aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the agricultural sector lead to a reduction in livestock numbers. This costs money and jobs, but the economic impact on the Netherlands is small, as shown by a comparative study carried out by agricultural economists Petra Berkhout and Linda de Puister of Wageningen Economic Research. “We need to change production and consumption if we are to genuinely meet the environmental challenges,” Berkhout says.


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