Stable share of female farmers
The share of women in agriculture fluctuates around one-third of the total number of persons employed in that sector.
Marginal reduction farms and horticultural enterprises
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...
Agriculture; labour force by region
Agricultural census; number of persons, annual work units and corresponding number of holdings by region
Number of farms and market gardens reduced further
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...
More than half of farmers supplement their incomes
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...
More than 50 farmers quit every week
The number of agricultural holdings in the Netherlands has fallen dramatically over the past fifteen years from 120.1 thousand to 76.7 thousand, a declining rate of 55 a week. In the period...
Further fall in farm businesses
There were 73 thousand agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands on 1 April 2009. This is 3 percent less than twelve months previously.
Single farmers have smaller farms
Farmers whose partner also works on the farm have larger farms than single farmers or farmers who run their farm without the help of their partner.
Nearly twice as many care farms as four years ago
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...
More farmers generate income from supplementary activities
Non-agricultural activities like agro-tourism, nature conservation and care provision are becoming increasingly popular among farmers and market gardeners.
Nearly 22 thousand small farmers in 2009
Last year, 30 percent of all agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands were small-scale businesses.
Dutch agriculture: increase in scale and lower incomes
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.