Fewer bulb growers cultivating more land
The number of flower bulb farms has decreased by 40 percent since 2000.
Quinoa trade has tripled in four years
Dutch quinoa imports has tripled in the past four years, to approximately 5.5 million kg in 2016.
Fewer growers produce more strawberries
The number of strawberry growers was reduced by nearly half between 2006 and 2017.
Increased cultivation of protein crops
The agricultural area utilised for the cultivation of protein crops in the Netherlands stood at 9 thousand hectares in 2018,, an increase of 38 percent relative to 2008 (5.6 hectares).
Brussels sprouts exports hit record high
Brussels sprouts exports have risen most significantly among the winter vegetables.
More sustainable cocoa processed
An increasingly large proportion of cocoa purchased by Dutch cocoa processing companies is certified sustainable according to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
Pumpkin production: fewer patches, more exports
In 2018, one-quarter of the 754 ha of pumpkin cultivation area is in Flevoland province. The total pumpkin cultvation area has declined in most provinces. Pumpkin trade was slightly higher...
Upscaling of greenhouse vegetable production
The number of greenhouse vegetable growers decreased by 85 percent between 1980 and 2017.
Netherlands fifth-largest asparagus producer in Europe
Asparagus production grew again in 2016, especiallyl in southwest Noord-Brabant and north Limburg.
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectors
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
Sugar beet harvest in Europe down
In 2018, sugar beet yields were lower in nearly all countries of the EU-28 than one year previously. In the Netherlands, the yield per hectare was down by 18 percent.
Household and farm water usage surged in 2018
In 2018, drinking water consumption by Dutch households increased by 7 percent relative to one year previously. The agricultural sector used considerably more water than in 2017 (150 percent).