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.
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Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam has withdrawn nearly all national measures taken to prevent the spread of bird flu,...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...
Agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016
20-01-2017 | 09:30
The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports...
Export landwirtschaftlicher Produkte und Lebensmittel erreicht 2016 Rekordhöhe
20-01-2017 | 09:30
Der niederländisch Sektor für landwirtschaftliche Produkte und Lebensmittel hat seine Führungsrolle auf dem Weltmarkt weiter...
Indoor confinement obligation for birds kept for commercial purposes
17-11-2016 | 07:48
On Wednesday, 09 November 2016, Minister for Agriculture Van Dam instituted an indoor confinement and protection obligation for...
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Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality