Sustainable greenhouse horticulture and energy provision: two regional transition processes compared
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In 2002 the Dutch government designated special areas for the development of greenhouse horticulture. These development areas combined a variety of goals, such as improved economic viability of horticulture, regional economic development and collective generation of energy, as well as orchestrated action for reducing the environmental burden of food provision. The development areas for greenhouse horticulture can thus be seen as an example of a longer term shift towards more sustainable food production. Some of these areas were quite successful and achieved their targets faster than expected. Others were less successful and fell short of expectations.