The protection of nature and landscape values in the agricultural area is part of governmental policy. In order to give shape to this policy, the government decided to work with a new system: Agricultural Nature and Landscape Management (ANLb).
The agricultural collectives play a key role in the new approach, in which the results of this type of management had to be greatly improved and the implementation organized more efficiently. SCAN (Stichting Collectief Agrarisch Nederland) has chosen to develop its own ICT infrastructure for the 40 collectives. An important condition was that the entire system had to be user-friendly because the collectives work with a relatively large number of volunteers who do not all have an affinity with working in a digital environment.