Welcome at the website of Aequator Groen & Ruimte bv

Aequator is an independent advisory firm, with a leading role in (re)vitalizing rural areas and making them a better place to live, work and enjoy.
Our advisors are keen to match public and private goals and will always search for creative solutions that meet the ambitions of both the (local) government and the farmers, landowners and other users of the rural domain.

To think in opportunities instead of threats is our central slogan. In the Netherlands we are forerunners in the design of environmental services agreements and financial constructions for the management of the rural space. Our expertise concentrates on the interfaces of agriculture, nature, soil, water and land use planning and is based on many years of experience as intermediaries between policy and practice.

Our roots lie in the world famous Dutch agricultural extension service. Our working method is creative and aims to implement, to move and to ‘do’. Sustainability is leading. That is why a solid basis among private land users, including farmers, is essential in our philosophy.

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About AgInnovators
Ag Innovators is published by NSW Farmers, the peak farming representative body in the state of NSW, Australia.


Exchange programmes for young farmers

The “Pilot Project: Exchange programmes for young farmers” has been initiated by the European Parliament in 2011 and commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural
Development (DG AGRI) in 2013 to:

I. Identify the needs of young farmers;
II. Get an overview of exchange schemes for young farmers
III. Develop a guide for improving exchange schemes.

The study (DG AGRI, Tender No AGRI-2012-Eval-03) has been implemented by Ecorys in cooperation with LEI Wageningen UR and Aequator Groen & Ruimte in 2014-2015.