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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.