Page 3 of 6
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectors
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
The Netherlands in numbers, 2021 edition
The Netherlands in numbers (2021 edition) answers 36 questions about our country by means of images and text.
Climate and Energy Outlook 2021
The Netherlands Climate and Energy Outlook 2021 (KEV) is a joint publication by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, TNO Energy Transition, Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Netherlands...
Slightly smaller pig herd, barely reduced cattle herd
In 2021, the pig herd in the Netherlands was slightly reduced year-on-year to almost 11.4 million.
Agricultural production in the period 1950-2015
Over the period 1950-2015, the production value of Dutch agriculture increased more than tenfold.
Particulate matter emissions by agriculture
Between 2000 and 2016, emissions of particulate matter (PM10) by the agricultural sector increased by 3 percent. In this period, the value added of agriculture increased by 19 percent.
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.
Decline in pig farming
The number of pig-producing farms has decreased by 12.0 percent from over 4 thousand in 2019 to 3.6 thousand in 2020.
Standardised calculation methods for animal manure and nutrients
From 1990 onwards, the production of livestock manure and minerals is annually calculated according to standardised calculation methods developed by a collaboration of different institutes. This...
Storage capacity for animal manure substantially increased
In 2007, 95 percent of dairy and pig farms in the Netherlands had provisions to store semi-liquid manure for six months or longer.
Nearly 30 thousand contract workers in agriculture
In 2019, the volume of labour deployed in the Dutch agricultural sector was equivalent to over 156 thousand full-time jobs (FTEs).