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Dutch saline agricultural knowledge brings breakthrough in food security

Dutch researchers have found a way of cultivating specific crops on salinised agricultural soil which had previously been...

News item | 23-02-2017 | 12:13

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...

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

Cabinet draws out investments by establishing Invest-NL

The Dutch cabinet intends to encourage investments in sectors where the Netherlands has not yet seized all opportunities. To...

News item | 20-02-2017 | 17:36

National government seeks legal conditions for takeovers in the telecom sector

Telecom facilities such as telephone services, data centres and the internet are of vital importance to national security and...

News item | 16-02-2017 | 07:00

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

Shop Opening Hours Act evaluation: over 75% of businesses want Sunday trading

The majority of municipalities and businesses are now in favour of extensive Sunday trading. Only a very small proportion of...

News item | 23-12-2016 | 16:38

Dutch consortium to construct second Borssele offshore wind farm

The second Borssele offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea is expected to be constructed and operated with a subsidy of...

News item | 12-12-2016 | 17:45

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

Groningen Consent Decision: enhance safety an reduce damage

Today the Dutch government has adopted its definitive Consent Decision concerning gas extraction from the Groningen gas field....

News item | 23-09-2016 | 16:00

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