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...
Labour force; 1800-2013 (12-hours threshold)Figures
Labour force, gross and net labour participation, unemployment by sex, age, education and origin
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.
Record cereal yields per hectareArticles
Dutch arable farmers achieved a record harvest of the cereal varieties wheat and barley.
Top arable cropsArticles
The yields per hectare of the main arable crops in the Netherlands were substantially higher in 2004 than in the preceding years. One hectare of potatoes yielded an average 46 tonnes, 6 percent more than...
Nearly twice as many care farms as four years agoArticles
In 2007, there were more than 600 farms in the Netherlands where people in need of help and care can find a suitable way to spend the day or participate in farming activities. The number of care farms...
Potato crop average, new record for onionsArticles
Dutch potato farmers expect to lift more than 5 billion kilos of ware and seed potatoes in 2004, 11 percent more than in 2003. In 2003 the potato crop was substantially smaller because of the dry summer....
Food prices continue to riseArticles
Since several months, food prices are rising again after a year of sometimes sharp price falls.
Brussels sprouts exports hit record highArticles
Brussels sprouts exports have risen most significantly among the winter vegetables.
Stable share of female farmersArticles
The share of women in agriculture fluctuates around one-third of the total number of persons employed in that sector.
Two thirds of the dairy farms has a successorArticles
Nearly two thirds of the dairy farms headed by a farmer aged over 55 have a successor lined up. This means that succession in a dairy farm is twice as popular as succession in an average farm.
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.