Agricultural Organisations in the Netherlands

  • Alan David Robinson


The history of agricultural organisations in the Netherlands goes back just over a hundred years, when Dutch farmers first began to become aware of the benefits of organisation, both for furthering aims in the social and technical fields and for protecting their economic interests. At first, farmers’ organisations were established only on a local or provincial level, but in the course of time these formed national organisations. The farm workers’ organisations date from the beginning of this century. Farmers’ and farm workers’ organisations in the Netherlands exhibit the same characteristics as may be found in other aspects of Dutch social and economic life, namely, their division into three on the basis of divergent philosophies of life. There are, then, Roman Catholic, orthodox Protestant and non-confessional organisations of farmers and farm workers.


International Work Farm Worker Private Organisation European Economic Community Agricultural Organisation 
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  1. Dutch Agriculture (The Hague: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1959) p. 42.Google Scholar
  2. For an account of the development of the idea of a public industrial organisation for agriculture see W. Rip, Landbouw en Publiekrechtelijke Bedrijfsorganisatie (Wageningen: Veenman & Zonen, 1952 ).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan David Robinson
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  1. 1.ChristchurchNew Zealand

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