Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Vereniging (ZLTO)

The Netherlands – zlto.nl

Contact: Annick Spaans & Heleen Prinsen

Farmers’ association – lobby, advice & innovation 

ZLTO will coordinate the creation and management of the 7 national AKIS poultry networks, and participate to data collection, testing in pilot farms and dissemination activities.  

In times of recurring Avian Influenza, we want to help our members optimize their biosecurity. Prevention is better than cure.

The Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (ZLTO) represents the interests of entrepreneurs working in green areas.

Around 13,000 farmers and growers in the South-Netherlands are members of our association. Together with them, we work to produce healthy food innovatively and sustainably. 

ZLTO supports green entrepreneurs in their daily operational business and is also their connection to other sectors and organizations for creating new opportunities for sustainable economic growth and social welfare. But also a connection to consumers. Account managers and specialist market teams advise and assist entrepreneurs in the countryside with their issues. In addition, ZLTO participates and invests in strategic activities and innovations within the food and agriculture sector that are of added value for the (future) market position of our members.  

NETPOULSAFE is one of the H2020 projects ZLTO is involved. Being part of the European consortium has great added value for ZLTO: we contribute to the prevention of outbreaks and improving the biosecurity standard for our farmers.

Due to the strong link with farmers, ZLTO will contribute to a successful practical implementation of the project. The knowledge gathered in the project will support our poultry members in innovative and sustainable development regarding biosecurity.