Sustainable yield for dairy farmers
The objectives of the Sustainable Dairy Chain are feasible, provided that dairy farmers have the means to actually achieve them. This calls for a business model.
This can be higher proceeds and/or lower costs and/or more room to develop. Here think, for instance, of rewarding for biodiversity through the Biodiversiteitsmonitor [Biodiversity Monitor] by several parties. Extended longevity of the cows and less loss of minerals to soil or air can bring the farmer savings. Room to develop can, for example, be actualised by longer lease agreements in case of a good sustainability performance.
In this chain partners, stakeholders and governments have the responsibility to actively make a contribution to business models.
The Sustainable Dairy Chain stands for making the entire dairy farming sector more sustainable. Therefore the business models must be suitable for large groups of dairy farmers and not be restricted to dairy farms serving the niche markets.