House of Representatives calls for support for Foodvalley Region as regional testing ground for food transition
The motion was tabled during the discussion of the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. During this debate, the House spoke to Minister Schouten about her policy. By prioritising agricultural transition, Foodvalley Region endorses Minister Schouten's vision of circular agriculture, which includes the shortening of the food chain.
One way to achieve this, is by setting up a regional point-of-sale infrastructure enabling consumers to buy their products almost directly from the farmer. A good example in Foodvalley Region is Appeltje Eitje, an unstaffed shop offering daily fresh farm produce on a main shopping street. Read more here.