Fewer growers produce more strawberriesArticles
The number of strawberry growers was reduced by nearly half between 2006 and 2017.
Improved nutrient efficiency in agricultureArticles
Dutch agriculture has improved conversion of nutrients from feed and fertilisers into animal and plant products.
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectorsArticles
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
Most accidents occur in metal and constructionArticles
Metal and construction workers tend to be involved in work-related accidents more often than other occupational groups.
'New' self-employed without employees want a challenge and flexible working hoursArticles
The main reason consultants, IT experts, builders and other self-employed persons without employees that offer their own labour or services give for becoming self-employed is that they wanted a challenge. Many of these also-called ‘new’ self-employed also want to set their own working hours.
Food for thoughtPublications
Food for thought comprises a selection of facts and figures about food. Which foodstuffs are produced in the Netherlands, and which have to be imported? How much milk does an average Dutch cow produce? Where do the Dutch buy their food: in supermarkets alone, or also from baker’s and butcher’s shops and market stalls? Does a loaf of bread cost more than ten years ago? Or less? Will the demand for organic products continue to grow? And: are more women overweight than men? These questions and many more are examined in this unique overview of food and health in the Netherlands.
Selection of Statistics Netherlands releases in the period 19 - 23 november 2012 (Week 47).
Number of farms and market gardens reduced furtherArticles
The number of agricultural and horticultural businesses was reduced further to 68.5 thousand between 1 April 2011 and 1 April 2012. Nearly 5 businesses are discontinued every day. There is a trend towards large-scale farming and large farms account for an increasing share of overall output.
Growing number of dairy cattle have no access to pastureArticles
The provisional results of the 2012 Agricultural census show that the number of grazing dairy cattle has declined considerably from 90 percent in 2001 to 70 percent in 2011.
Half of the self-employed are service providers without personnelArticles
In the first quarter van 2012 there were over 570 thousand self-employed service providers in the Netherlands without personnel. Almost half was highly educated, and the most common profession was business consultant.
More than half of farmers supplement their incomesArticles
More than half of agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands generated revenues in 2010 by expanding their range of activities or accepting a job not related to their own enterprise. This applies in particular to small farmers.
Selection of Statistics Netherlands releases in the period 16 - 20 April 2012 (Week 16).
One in three children have same level of education as their parentsArticles
The level of education of one in every three children is the same as their parents. Boys, whose fathers are farmers or engineers, often follow in their footsteps. The same applies to girls whose mothers have studied economics or law at various levels.
Marginal reduction farms and horticultural enterprisesArticles
On 1 April 2010, there were 72 thousand farms and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands, a reduction by more than 1 percent relative to the same month last year. This reduction is the smallest in more than 15 years.
Dutch agriculture: increase in scale and lower incomesArticles
The number of farms and horticultural businesses in the Netherlands decreased substantially in the period 1995-2009. Labour volume in this sector and agricultural income also fell.
Food prices continue to riseArticles
Since several months, food prices are rising again after a year of sometimes sharp price falls.
Farmers reduce use of fertilizersArticles
Over the past two decades, farmers have been increasingly successful in reducing phosphate fertilization, while crop yields remained the same or even improved. The effectiveness of phosphate-containing fertilizers has improved by 60 percent.
Fewer pesticides used in vegetable growingArticles
Between 2000 and 2008, the use of chemical pesticides in vegetable growing, in the open and under glass has dropped sharply.
Half of capital loss households regained, plummeting profits private sectorArticles
The capital owned by Dutch households has grown by 136 billion euro in 2009, the most substantial increase ever recorded in the span of one year. This means that 57 percent of the capital that evaporated in 2008 as a result of the global financial crisis was regained in 2009.
Nearly 22 thousand small farmers in 2009Articles
Last year, 30 percent of all agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands were small-scale businesses.
More farmers generate income from supplementary activitiesArticles
Non-agricultural activities like agro-tourism, nature conservation and care provision are becoming increasingly popular among farmers and market gardeners.
Further fall in farm businessesArticles
There were 73 thousand agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands on 1 April 2009. This is 3 percent less than twelve months previously.
Increased application of CHP systemsArticles
In the period 1998-2008, the amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands increased from 92 to 108 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh). The increase is mainly generated in combined heat and power systems.
Ammonia emissions from animal housing still too highArticles
Two-thirds of laying hens in the Netherlands were housed in so-called low-emission sheds in 2008. Most meat chickens, porkers, and sows were still housed in facilities where too much ammonia is emitted.