Together with 25 other parties Utrecht University has signed the Green Deal for Nature-Inclusive Agriculture in Green Education. By signing the deal, the 26 parties expressed the ambition to firmly embed nature-inclusive agriculture into green education, making it an integral part of the curriculum.
Nature-inclusive agriculture is a more sustainable form of agriculture that minimises negative ecological impacts, maximises positive ones and at the same time benefits itself from natural processes. Signatories of the deal expressed the ambition to include nature-inclusive agriculture as a fixed component in the curriculum of green education programmes.
Green education is the collective name in the Netherlands for all programs in the fields of plant, animal, food and health, and nature and the living environment. There are 19 institutions for green education in the Netherlands, from vocational to university education.