Annick Spaans, Annick.Spaans@zlto.nl
Martine Dellevoet, Martine.Dellevoet@zlto.nl
Heleen Prinsen, Heleen.Prinsen@zlto.nl
The Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (ZLTO) represents the interests of entrepreneurs working in green areas. Around 16,000 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. We also work on better connections between farmers and consumers and people who love the countryside. 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. Forging partnerships with other sectors and social organizations is a primary aim. Market teams offer farmers and growers specialist advice, knowledge and expertise, representing their interests, innovation and development through projects and access to networks.
In the program One Health, ZLTO works on healthy animals, healthy humans and a healthy environment. A good control of health is essential for the continuity and development of the sector. ZLTO realises this by projects. In projects they work on improvement of instruments and processes which contribute to healthy animals and humans, the communication with and between stakeholders and creating support by politics and society. Because of the direct contact with entrepreneurs, they have a lot of experience in implementing new instruments or processes.