Wilma den Hartog
The project has been initiated by an independent group.
In brief, De Hartstocht is an organic dairy farm, located on the Gein in Abcoude. The farm hosts 120 dairy cows and around 160/170 young stock.
The project “De Hartstocht” is developed by Wilma den Hartog with less than 10 people, of which around 70% being volunteers.
The project takes shape in farmlands. In between 10 and 30 km from the city centre.
The project is already commercially established, focusing on the production of meat/poultry/dairy.
We usually use grow kits as growing technique(s) and we distribute our products by a logistic company, consumers buy the product in loco.
THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION. PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS
In the development of the project, we encountered implementation problems, such as lack of money.
In order to cope with the problem, we tried to diversification of activities.
We did not secure political support.
While setting up and developing the project, with regard to regulatory barriers, we found the regulations on farming and selling raw milk strict.
From the economic point of view, the project is mostly sustainable. In particular, we benefit from private funds, such as loans.
In order to develop, we will need people/resources, policy support.
Posted on 20 March 2011 and filed under content