Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elsa Fjeldavli
    Pages 73-90
  3. Piet F. Driest
    Pages 101-106
  4. Lisbeth Haugan, Ragnhild Nyland, Elsa Fjeldavli, Toril Meistad, Bjarne O. Braastad
    Pages 109-126
  5. Karin Abramsson, Carina Tenngart
    Pages 127-134
  6. Ulla Partanen, Taina Lilja, Sirpa Kurppa, Katriina Soini
    Pages 135-146
  7. Marjolein Elings, JAN HASSINK
    Pages 163-179
  8. Katrien Goris, Hilde Weckhuysen
    Pages 181-192
  9. Konrad Neuberger, Ingrid Stephan, Robert Hermanowsk, Albrecht Flake, Franz-Joseph Post, Thomas van Elsen
    Pages 193-211
  10. Peter Frey, Susanne Frutig, Urs Kaltenrieder, Jörg Wetzel
    Pages 213-232
  11. Georg Wiesinger, Fritz Neuhauser, Maria Putz
    Pages 233-248
  12. Katja Vadnal
    Pages 249-269
  13. Francesco di Iacovo, Saverio Senni, Jeanette de Kneght
    Pages 289-308
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 358-358

About this book


Farming for Health describes the utilization of agricultural farms, farm animals, plants and landscapes as a base for promoting human mental and physical health and social well-being. This book gives an overview of the development of ‘Farming for Health’ initiatives across Europe. This development is a logical result of the changing paradigms in the health-care sector and the demand for new social and financial impulses in agriculture and rural areas.

Researchers from The Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as well as the USA contributed to this book. It not only describes the situation in different countries, it also includes scientific papers dealing with different aspects of ‘Farming for Health’.


agriculture development education environment health care paper plants rehabilitation sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Plant Research InternationalWageningen University and Research CentreAAThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Animal Sciences GroupWageningen University and Research CentreAAThe Netherlands

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