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Netherlands: CLM calls for recognition of flax and hemp in the new CAP

Published Jun 4, 2022

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Earlier this week it was announced that the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency are not giving flax and hemp a full place in the eco-regulation of the new CAP. 'A missed opportunity to give these unique, extra sustainable fiber crops a boost', says deputy director Peter Leendertse of CLM Research and Advice. Research by the company shows that both crops are very sustainable and provide extra storage of CO2 as building material. Easy to record According to CLM Research and Advice, flax and fiber hemp can also easily be included in the new CAP by awarding these crops points for extra sustainability. A conclusion from the report: 'The emission of greenhouse gases, and the environmental impact of water and soil, is clearly lower in the ...
Source: Nieuwe Oogst
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