Why are farmers in the Netherlands angry? | Protests
Dutch farmers say government plans to reduce nitrogen emissions will harm their livelihoods.
Farmers in the Netherlands are prevent road, Burn haystacks and even drive a tractor through the streets of The Hague.
These are all aimed at opposing legislation that regulates emissions generated by livestock, but will have a significant impact on farming communities and the larger economy.
The Netherlands has failed to meet its emission reduction targets – therefore, permits to build new houses and roads have not been issued since 2019, to prevent further pollution.
And the government has introduced tough new regulations.
The $100 billion food export industry – one of the largest in the world – could be hit hard.
So what will this climate policy mean for the global food supply?
Presenters: Rob Matheson
Jeroen Van Maanen – Dairy farmer and protest organizer
Natasja Oerlemans – Agriculture and food expert at World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands
According to Mandersloot – Agricultural Commodity Broker at AGRACOM