Agriculture and food

Regional Cooperative Westerkwartier

Innovative and climate-adaptive enterprise

The Westerkwartier Regional Cooperative is an innovative way of linking governmental agencies, businesses and initiatives to achieve a ‘flat’, local organisation of various chains. The Regional Cooperative connects green entrepreneurs, nature management, knowledge institutions and local municipalities and residents. The cooperative focuses on the themes of food, energy, water management, biobased economy, health and welfare and healthcare. The cooperative’s methods have proven successful and the model is now being copied elsewhere in the region as well.