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The organizations affiliated with the Platform Frisian Varieties and Crops maintain collections of the Frisian and Frisia related varieties and crops. The collections include 110 agricultural crops, 12 animal varieties and twelve fruit varieties. In addition, the woody plants identified in Frisia.

Eighteen organizations are affiliated with the Platform with the aim of preserving and using (or having applied) Frisian and Frisia-related varieties and crops.

Some of the collections were already on the Frisian mounds.

Animals and crops from the Frisian cultural history have increasingly faded into the background. From 't Frysk Molkskiep, which dates from the 12th century, there were only 2000 animals in the year 2000, and the Frisian Red Holstein counted only 485 female breeding animals in 2017. A shame to make this living heritage fall into oblivion.

This is also described in 'Tiden hawwe tiden', written by Johannes


Johs Spyksma