agriculture and food

The Netherlands is one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products, thanks to its innovative agrofood technology. The Dutch agrofood sector is a sustainable source of healthy, safe food that is produced with respect for nature and the environment.

News about the sector

> Holland launches global alliance for greater food security
> New bio-based economy centre-of-excellence (BIC-ON)

Holland is world-leading exporter of agri-food products

The Netherlands is the world's second largest exporter of agricultural products, after the USA. Together with the USA and France, the Netherlands is one of the world's three leading producers of vegetables and fruit. It supplies a quarter of the vegetables that are exported from Europe. The agri-business is one of the driving forces behind the Dutch economy. At the same time, it poses challenges to the environment. In recent decades, farms became larger in scale and production became more intensive. As a result, fertilizers and manure made more impact on the countryside. Farming had to become more sustainable, the ... More >

Infographic: The Dutch Agrifood Sector

This infographic provides you with a visual overview of the most salient features of the Dutch agrifood sector. The infographic can be downloaded in its entirety, as a PDF, as well as by individual sub-topic. The infographics are copyright of and are free to download and publish on condition that the source is clearly mentioned: 2013

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Hollandtrade Agrifood Infographic

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