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EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding

Plant breeders  must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does ...

News item | 21-02-2017 | 12:47

Agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports ...

News item | 20-01-2017 | 09:30

Export landwirtschaftlicher Produkte und Lebensmittel erreicht 2016 Rekordhöhe

Der niederländisch Sektor für landwirtschaftliche Produkte und Lebensmittel hat seine Führungsrolle auf dem Weltmarkt weiter ...

News item | 20-01-2017 | 09:30

Indoor confinement obligation for birds kept for commercial purposes

On Wednesday, 09 November 2016, Minister for Agriculture Van Dam instituted an indoor confinement and protection obligation for ...

News item | 17-11-2016 | 07:48

Additional hunting trophies added to the import prohibition list

With immediate effect, hunting trophies of a large number of species may no longer be imported into the Netherlands. These ...

News item | 02-05-2016 | 11:57

More agricultural products sold throughout the world; exports increase to more than 82 billion euros

In 2015, the Netherlands again exceeded the previous year’s exports of agricultural products. Total exports in 2015 amounted to ...

News item | 15-01-2016 | 09:00

Agreement on 2016 fishing quota produces good result for the Netherlands

In Brussels, the EU Member States and the European Commission have reached an agreement regarding the fishing quota for 2016. The ...

News item | 16-12-2015 | 12:15

Dijksma to pursue international ban on trophy hunting

Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijksma has written a letter to Parliament announcing her intention to investigate means for ...

News item | 27-10-2015 | 14:07

International conference: more cooperation to reduce food waste

A group of organisations in the public and private sectors are coming together to fight food waste. New forms of financing ...

News item | 19-06-2015 | 18:25

International conference on food waste and food losses in The Hague

It is a sobering fact that one-third of the food we produce is never eaten. Now, governmental organisations, academics, and ...

News item | 15-06-2015 | 16:51