This Tiny Country Feeds The World

Agricultural giant Holland is changing the way we farm

Photo: Luca Locatelli

Sustainable agriculture

The Netherlands is a model of smart, sustainable agriculture, reports the National Geographic in its September 2017 issue. As the world’s No. 2 food exporter, the Netherlands is a global “agricultural powerhouse.”

Second only to the U.S. for agri/food exports worldwide, the Netherlands boasts more than 5,300 agri/food companies — from farm to fork. In fact, 12 of the world’s largest agrifood companies have major production or R&D sites in Holland. With its world-class research institutes for food innovation, medical
universities and numerous public-private partnerships, the Netherlands has the second highest private R&D investment in agrifood in Europe.

The National Geographic reprint ‘This tiny country feeds the world‘ has been licensed by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and its Invest in Holland network partners.

All rights reserved.
Text Copyright © National Geographic Society.
Infographics Copyright © National Geographic Creative.
"At every turn in the Netherlands, the future of sustainable agriculture is taking shape. Holland is the world’s top exporter of potatoes and onions and second largest exporter of vegetables overall. It is the source of more than a third of all global trade in vegetable seeds. But the country’s most important export is knowledge." National Geographic September 2017

Get In Touch

Contact us