Netherlands: ‘Win more land from sea,’ says farming group LTO

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(The Dutch News)

The Netherlands has a history of winning land from the sea, and it should seriously consider doing so again, according to farmers’ organisation LTO Nederland.

The group, which represents farming interests, has published a 2021 vision document calling for more land to be given over to farming, and “serious” investigation into another reclamation project.

‘The Netherlands’ history is one of winning new land,’ it says in a press release. ‘LTO is proposing a serious, radical investigation into how we can go further now that it is already half a century since the last polder in Flevoland was drained.

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