The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality wants to ensure good prospects for the Dutch farming, horticulture and fishing sectors, which are renowned worldwide for producing good-quality food that is safe and affordable. The Ministry is working with all stakeholders to restore and maintain natural areas. It aims to consolidate the agriculture sector’s leading international position, strengthen the link between nature and agriculture, and improve farmers’ economic situation.
Agricultural exports worth nearly €92 billion in 2017
19-01-2018 | 02:00
In 2017 the Netherlands exported €91.7 billion in agricultural goods. This marked another new record, up 7% on 2016 when...
European Commission gives green light for dairy cattle phosphate system
19-12-2017 | 16:38
The European Commission has agreed to the introduction of phosphate rights in Dutch dairy farming. This system and the...
Government wants €75 million for young farmers
14-12-2017 | 10:18
The Dutch government is to earmark €75 million for young farmers who are establishing their own companies. Less than 4% of all...
Risk of bird flu diminished: national measures cancelled
19-04-2017 | 17:12
Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam has withdrawn nearly all national measures taken to prevent the spread of bird flu,...
Dutch saline agricultural knowledge brings breakthrough in food security
23-02-2017 | 12:13
Dutch researchers have found a way of cultivating specific crops on salinised agricultural soil which had previously been...
EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding
21-02-2017 | 12:47
Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus...