Scenario Production Landscape - Wet crops are combined with retention basins in the polder

scenario production landscape

In this scenario, the approach to subsidence is used for an accelerated transition from dairy farming to nature-inclusive circular agriculture. The core of this scenario is the large-scale application of underwater drainage in the unearthed peat areas and the construction of retention basins in the adjoining land reclamation sites with residual peat. Subsidence and CO2 emissions are halved and the open pasture landscape is (for the time being) safeguarded. The retention basins are given a dual function for freshwater supply and for wet crops, thus strengthening the agricultural production structure. The soils along the Amstel are raised with clay, sludge and/or urban compost and transformed into a recreational zone with “urban gardens”.