Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Farm types Regions Periods Arable land Area Vegetables, arable (are) Arable land Number of farms Vegetables, arable (number) Horticulture, in the open Area Vegetables, horticultural (are) Horticulture, in the open Number of farms Vegetables, horticultural (number) Horticulture, under glass Area Vegetables, under glass (m2) Horticulture, under glass Number of farms Vegetables, under glass (number) Horticulture, other Area, amount Belgian endive cultivation (are) Horticulture, other Number of farms Belgian endive cultivation (number)
All farm types Nederland 2021* 6,891,602 5,590 2,694,724 2,879 58,179,482 1,242 191,970 47
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021* 914,081 718 161,298 189 2,178,983 58 28,300 1
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021* 2,131,231 1,379 288,583 461 5,221,523 134 44,450 13
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021* 1,955,259 1,715 855,834 794 31,867,568 597 79,800 20
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021* 1,891,031 1,778 1,389,009 1,435 18,911,408 453 39,420 13
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021* 423,394 322 44,650 71 205,291 20 0 0
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021* 179,947 176 86,401 55 1,144,384 19 28,300 1
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021* 310,740 220 30,247 63 829,308 19 0 0
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021* 91,620 91 17,185 75 1,104,927 28 24,000 5
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021* 1,918,531 1,112 227,645 196 2,271,512 22 19,450 6
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021* 121,080 176 43,753 190 1,845,084 84 1,000 2
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021* 3,070 8 3,872 37 820,786 24 0 0
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021* 369,769 329 522,376 334 5,026,384 81 51,510 11
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021* 582,676 460 233,796 264 23,629,423 451 8,145 5
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021* 999,744 918 95,790 159 2,390,975 41 20,145 4
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021* 1,342,194 1,267 723,397 843 11,358,081 275 31,920 12
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021* 548,837 511 665,612 592 7,553,327 178 7,500 1
All farm types Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Veluwe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Utrecht (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types IJmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zaanstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021* 323,788 262 105,794 57 1,241,025 19 28,300 1
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021* 469,666 342 40,648 78 881,588 23 0 0
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 106,930 104 18,445 62 1,143,560 38 24,000 5
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 162,053 184 29,820 151 85,820 23 1,000 2
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 35,290 50 5,847 30 50,805 11 0 0
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021* 2,095,611 1,276 321,465 260 4,412,726 28 20,550 7
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021* 215,838 207 454,530 344 24,326,146 454 50,410 10
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021* 28,166 27 39,684 23 23,200 4 0 0
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 3,343 8 4,096 26 524,761 17 45 1
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021* 42,112 64 45,783 121 2,549,248 82 1,900 2
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021* 1,910,158 1,586 312,736 386 6,876,026 130 28,245 8
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2021* 251,836 255 214,507 239 2,868,975 108 20,900 3
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 1,193,135 1,156 1,094,736 1,058 13,179,400 303 16,620 8
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2021* 53,676 69 6,633 44 16,202 2 0 0
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021* 0 0 400 3 200 1 0 0
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021* 124,961 100 9,857 23 49,110 6 0 0
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021* 93,063 75 9,549 20 7,560 2 0 0
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021* 13,458 14 3,502 5 19,685 3 0 0
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021* 191,912 133 21,342 20 128,736 8 0 0
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021* 131,876 129 84,452 37 1,112,289 11 28,300 1
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021* 31,113 30 422 5 31,005 4 0 0
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021* 16,958 17 1,381 11 890 3 0 0
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021* 0 0 146 2 200 1 0 0
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021* 6,868 5 1,221 4 0 0 0 0
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021* 87,832 57 12,449 17 80 1 0 0
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 7,517 10 4,625 13 4,070 3 0 0
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 44,713 38 3,159 11 320 1 0 0
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021* 163,810 110 8,793 18 824,838 14 0 0
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021* 31,016 28 6,748 19 1,087,510 23 24,000 5
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021* 37,900 30 1,726 7 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021* 5,848 12 3,921 32 1,217 3 0 0
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021* 16,856 21 4,790 17 16,200 2 0 0
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021* 840,986 579 53,351 66 2,216,847 14 19,450 6
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021* 1,077,545 533 174,294 130 54,665 8 0 0
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 7,350 17 4,530 14 50,150 8 0 0
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021* 65 2 855 6 8,178 4 0 0
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021* 31,330 40 9,374 35 55,425 9 700 1
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021* 836 1 6,051 14 647,979 15 0 0
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021* 27,656 36 14,335 50 455,633 25 0 0
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021* 2,551 7 1,301 13 622,584 16 0 0
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 25,951 32 1,312 15 655 3 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2021* 25,341 41 5,995 43 4,480 4 300 1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on land use, arable farming, horticulture, grassland, grazing livestock and housed animals, at regional level, by general farm type.

The figures in this table are derived from the agricultural census. Data collection for the agricultural census is part of a combined data collection for a.o. agricultural policy use and enforcement of the manure law.

Regional breakdown is based on the main location of the holding. Due to this the region where activities (crops, animals) are allocated may differ from the location where these activities actually occur.

The agricultural census is also used as the basis for the European Farm Structure Survey (FSS). Data from the agricultural census do not fully coincide with the FSS. In the FSS years (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010) additional information was collected to meet the requirements of the FSS.

Reference date for livestock is 1 April and for crops 15 May.

From 2020 onwards, the SO2017, based on the years 2015 to 2019, will apply (see also the explanation for SO: Standard Output).

From 2018 onwards the number of calves for fattening, pigs for fattening, chicken and turkey are adjusted in the case of temporary breaks in the production cycle (e.g. sanitary cleaning).
The agricultural census is a structural survey, in which adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle is a.o. relevant for the calculation of the economic size of the holding, and its farm type.
In the livestock surveys the number of animals on the reference day is relevant, therefore no adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle are made.
This means that the number of animals in the tables of the agricultural census may differ from those in the livestock tables (see ‘links to relevant tables and relevant articles).

From 2017 onwards, animal numbers are increasingly derived from I&R registers (Identification and Registration of animals), instead of by means of the combined data collection. The I&R registers are the responsibility of RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency). Since 2017, cattle numbers are derived from I&R cattle, and from 2018 sheep, goats and poultry are also derived from the relevant I&R registers. The registration of cattle, sheep and goats takes place directly at RVO. Poultry data is collected via the designated database Poultry Information System Poultry (KIP) from Avined. Avined is a branch organization for the egg and poultry meat sectors. Avined passes the data on to the central database of RVO. Due to the transition to the use of I&R registers, a change in classification will occur for sheep and goats from 2018 onwards.

Since 2016, information of the Dutch Business Register is used to define the agricultural census. Registration in the Business Register with an agricultural standard industrial classification code (SIC), related to NACE/ISIC, (in Dutch SBI: ‘Standaard BedrijfsIndeling’) is leading to determine whether there is an agricultural holding. This aligns the agricultural census as closely as possible to the statistical regulations of Eurostat and the (Dutch) implementation of the definition of 'active farmer' as described in the common agricultural policy.

The definition of the agricultural census based on information from the Dutch Business Register mainly affects the number of holdings, a clear deviation of the trend occurs. The impact on areas (except for other land and rough grazing) and the number of animals (except for sheep, horses and ponies) is limited. This is mainly due to the holdings that are excluded as a result of the new delimitation of agricultural holdings (such as equestrian centres, city farms and organisations in nature management).

In 2011 there were changes in geographic assignment of holdings with a foreign main seat. This may influence regional figures, mainly in border regions.

Until 2010 the economic size of agricultural holdings was expressed in Dutch size units (in Dutch NGE: 'Nederlandse Grootte Eenheid'). From 2010 onwards this has become Standard Output (SO). This means that the threshold for holdings in the agricultural census has changed from 3 NGE to 3000 euro SO. For comparable time series the figures for 2000 up to and including 2009 have been recalculated, based on SO coefficients and SO typology. The latest update took place in 2016.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: the figures for 2021 are provisional, the other figures are final.

Changes as of 19 November 2021: the provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
According to regular planning provisional figures are published in November and the definite figures will follow in March of the following year.

Description topics

Arable land
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually for industrial processing.
Area
Vegetables, arable
Arable vegetables are grown in the open, in rotation with other
arable crops, and are usually intended for industrial processing.
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Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops on the same land to avoid build-up of pathogens and depletion of soil nutrients.
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Arable vegetables include: kale, peas (harvested green), celeriac, beetroot, rutabaga, salsify, spinach, French beans, sweet corn, broad beans (harvested green), onions, winter carrots and Belgian endive (roots).
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Vegetables, arable
Arable vegetables are grown in the open, in rotation with other
arable crops, and are usually intended for industrial processing.
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Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops on the same land to avoid build-up of pathogens and depletion of soil nutrients.
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Arable vegetables include: kale, peas (harvested green), celeriac, beetroot, rutabaga, salsify, spinach, French beans, sweet corn, broad beans (harvested green), onions, winter carrots and Belgian endive (roots).
Horticulture, in the open
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually directly for
the market.
Area
Vegetables, horticultural
Horticultural vegetables are grown in the open, in rotation with other horticultural crops, and usually intended for fresh consumption.
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Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops on the same land to avoid build-up of pathogens and depletion of soil nutrients.
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Horticultural vegetables include: strawberries, endive, asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, cucurbits, fennel, kohlrabi, podded peas, leeks, runner beans, rhubarb, celery, lettuce, cabbages (red, white, savoy, pointed), Brussels sprouts, climbing French beans, other horticultural vegetables (e.g. radish, turnip) and nursery material for vegetables in the open (including vegetable seeds).
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Vegetables, horticultural
HHorticultural vegetables are grown in the open, in rotation with other horticultural crops, and usually intended for fresh consumption.
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Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops on the same land to avoid build-up of pathogens and depletion of soil nutrients.
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Horticultural vegetables include: strawberries, endive, asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, cucurbits, fennel, kohlrabi, podded peas, leeks, runner beans, rhubarb, celery, lettuce, cabbages (red, white, savoy, pointed), Brussels sprouts, climbing French beans, other horticultural vegetables (e.g. radish, turnip) and nursery material for vegetables in the open (including vegetable seeds).
Horticulture, under glass
Refers to the growing of crops under glass or other (accessible) protective cover.
Area
Vegetables, under glass
Includes aubergines, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and nursery material for vegetables under glass.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Vegetables, under glass
Includes aubergines, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and nursery material for vegetables under glass.
Horticulture, other
Refers to cultivation that does not require land use (mushrooms, bulb forcing, Belgian endive cultivation).
Area, amount
Belgian endive cultivation
The area of roots, grown in the previous year, from which Belgian endive leaves are grown in the current year.
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Belgian endive is biennial. In the first year the roots are grown; in the following year these are induced to produce creamy white leaves, to be cooked or eaten raw in salads.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Belgian endive cultivation
The area of roots, grown in the previous year, from which Belgian endive leaves are grown in the current year.
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Belgian endive is biennial. In the first year the roots are grown; in the following year these are induced to produce creamy white leaves, to be cooked or eaten raw in salads.