On request of the Dutch Taskforce for Multifunctional Agriculture, Marjolein Elings from the Wageningen University and Research centre compiled a booklet last year with information on the Effects of Care Farming. The publication holds a lot of interesting information from scientific research, on the actual effects that different types of farming activities have on the health and wellbeing of different target groups.
Since we believe the information will be relevant for a lot of people outside The Netherlands, we’re currently translating the publication to English. We in this case being the Dutch organisation ETC Adviesgroep / Boerenverstand. Marjolein Elings is preparing a preface to introduce English readers the specifics of the Dutch context of care farming within which the publication was compiled.
We’re planning on having the translation available at the international conference on multifunctional agriculture (see link, 1-4 April 2012). It will also be available for free per PDF from various website. Contact Marjolein Elings or Dorine Ruter for more information.