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The Netherlands-Zaanstad
Polder Zuiderveen, near Nauerna hamlet and along the Westzaner dike. Ongoing soil subsidence is a problem here, as in all surrounding peat polders, where dairy farmers always tend to lower the water level for their live stock and grass production. The result is oxidation of the peat (with surprisingly high CO2 emissions) and soil subsidence. It is estimated that -since the start of cultivation of this peat landscape in the Middle Ages- the ground level subsided by 3 to 5 meters. With a view on future water management in connection with a rising nearby sea, climate change, durable agriculture and preservation of natural values this process of subsidence has to stop and must be reversed.
The Zuiderveen recently became a pilot area with "sawa's" for paludicultural practice. Alternative wet crops, like Azolla sp, (water fern-kroosvaren), Typha sp. (cattail-lisdodde) and Sphagnum sp. (peat moss-veenmos) are planted in the sawa's to find out if cultivations like these are (a part of) the solution of the above described problems.
Following a mid-term evaluation, lasers are placed to scare the many cattail-eating geese. The lasers are activated for a quarter of an hour around midnight and at 5.00 a.m. I wonder if this is an appealing picture of the future for farmers and their potential alternative crops. And how promising is this (part of the) project for all parties involved? Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Zaanstad Nauerna Zuiderveen Westzanerdijk Landschap Noord-Holland paludicultuur paludiculture soil subsidence bodemdaling veen peat inklinking peat oxidation duurzame landbouw durable agriculture Azolla Typha Sphagnum aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie

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The Netherlands-Zaanstad
Polder Zuiderveen, near Nauerna hamlet. Ongoing soil subsidence is a problem here, as in all surrounding peat polders, where dairy farmers always tend to lower the water level for their live stock and grass production. The result is oxidation of the peat (with surprisingly high CO2 emissions) and soil subsidence. It is estimated that -since the start of cultivation of this peat landscape in the Middle Ages- the ground level subsided by 3 to 5 meters. With a view on future water management in connection with a rising nearby sea, climate change, durable agriculture and preservation of natural values this process of subsidence has to stop and must be reversed.
The Zuiderveen recently became a pilot area with "sawa's" for paludicultural practice. Alternative wet crops, like Azolla sp, (water fern-kroosvaren), Typha sp. (cattail-lisdodde) and Sphagnum sp. (peat moss-veenmos) are planted in the sawa's to find out if cultivations like these are (a part of) the solution of the above described problems.
Following a mid-term evaluation, lasers are placed to scare the many cattail-eating geese. The lasers are activated for a quarter of an hour around midnight and at 5.00 a.m. I wonder if this is an appealing picture of the future for farmers and their potential alternative crops. And how promising is this (part of the) project for all parties involved? Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Zaanstad Nauerna Zuiderveen Westzanerdijk Landschap Noord-Holland paludicultuur paludiculture soil subsidence bodemdaling veen peat inklinking peat oxidation duurzame landbouw durable agriculture Azolla Typha Sphagnum aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie

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The Netherlands-Wieringermeer
View on the southeastern part of polder Wieringermeer. Since 2006 large-scale greenhouses form a part of a 1.000 ha business park, with other agribusiness, as well as Google and Microsoft data centres. There is a lot to tell on the making of this area. Take a look at the tags and use your imagination. Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Wieringermeer Hollands Kroon Agriport A7 glastuinbouw glastuinbouw Wieringermeer greenhouses greenhouse farming greenhouse horticulture bedrijventerrein business park akkerbouwgrond arable land grootschaligheid large-scale farming grondspeculatie land speculation energieverbruik lichtvervuiling light pollution energy consumption power consumption multinationals grootkapitaal big business plutocracy valse beloften false promises werkgelegenheid employment dorpspolitiek village politics neoliberalisme neoliberalism aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie

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The Netherlands-Wieringermeer
View on the southeastern part of polder Wieringermeer. Since 2006 large-scale greenhouses form a part of a 1.000 ha business park, with other agribusiness, as well as Google and Microsoft data centres. There is a lot to tell on the making of this area. Take a look at the tags and use your imagination. Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Wieringermeer Hollands Kroon Agriport A7 glastuinbouw glastuinbouw Wieringermeer greenhouses greenhouse farming greenhouse horticulture bedrijventerrein business park akkerbouwgrond arable land grondspeculatie land speculation grootschaligheid large-scale farming energieverbruik lichtvervuiling light pollution energy consumption power consumption multinationals grootkapitaal big business plutocracy valse beloften false promises werkgelegenheid employment dorpspolitiek village politics neoliberalisme neoliberalism aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie

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The Netherlands-Wieringermeer
View on the southeastern part of polder Wieringermeer. Since 2006 large-scale greenhouses form a part of a 1.000 ha business park, with other agribusiness, as well as Google and Microsoft data centres. There is a lot to tell on the making of this area. Take a look at the tags and use your imagination. Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Wieringermeer Hollands Kroon Agriport A7 glastuinbouw glastuinbouw Wieringermeer greenhouses greenhouse farming greenhouse horticulture bedrijventerrein business park akkerbouwgrond arable land grondspeculatie land speculation grootschaligheid large-scale farming energieverbruik lichtvervuiling light pollution energy consumption power consumption multinationals grootkapitaal big business plutocracy valse beloften false promises werkgelegenheid employment dorpspolitiek village politics neoliberalisme neoliberalism aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie


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