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585 additional organic farms since 2015
Relative to 2021, the total area under organic farming in the Netherlands this year has increased by 3.6 percent to slightly over 80 thousand hectares. This is 59.0 percent more than in 2015.
Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Growth in organic livestock farming
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
Households used more water in 2020, companies less
In 2020, mains water consumption in the Netherlands was up by more than 2.5 percent on the previous year.
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summer
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
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).
Hardly fewer dairy cows, but smaller pig herd in 2022
At 1.57 million, the national dairy cattle herd remained virtually unchanged in 2022. This is 7 percent less than five years earlier.
Lower crop yields in organic farming
Last year, 2 percent of corn, bulbs and turnips in the Netherlands were grown on organic farms. Organic crop yields are (much) lower than traditionally grown crop yields.
Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December
Livestock on agricultural holdings with a Standard Ouptut >= 3000 euro, grazing livestock and housed animals at 1 April and 1 December
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectors
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
Agricultural emissions lower than in 1995, no more decline in recent years
In 2021, most types of agricultural emissions were lower than in 1995, in spite of higher agricultural output. Reduction of greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions has stagnated in recent years.
Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Livestock manure; production, transport and use, key figures
Manure production, nitrogen and phosphate in manure, nitrogen losses Manure processing, manure exports and manure use
Renewable energy; consumption by energy source, technology and application
Renewable energy; final consumption energy sources/techniques, energy application
Renewable electricity; production and capacity
Production and capacity of renewable energy Hydro power, wind energy, solar energy, biomass
Avoided use of fossil energy and emission of CO2
Renewable energy; avoided use of fossil energy energy sources/techniques, energy application
Government expenditure and consumption; functions, transactions, sectors
Government expenditure and final consumption by function (COFOG): General public services, defense, health, education and social protection