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September 3, 2017

National Geographic about the little northern country that feeds the world

The Netherlands is the world leader in introducing innovative technologies in agriculture and animal husbandry. Since 2000, Dutch farmers have almost completely abandoned the use of pesticides, and since 2009, the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock has been reduced by 60%. Currently, the Netherlands occupies the second place in food exports, second only to the United States, a country whose size exceeds Netherlands 270 times. The Dutch are the world's largest exporters of tomatoes, onions and potatoes. More than a third of the world trade in plant seeds occurs in the Netherlands.


In Westland, the area of ​​greenhouses covers 80% of all agricultural land.


Farm for the production of vegetables and fish on the roof of a residential building in The Hague. Waste from fish production is used as fertilizer


With the growing demand for chicken, Dutch producers have developed and implemented technologies that maximize the production of poultry, while maintaining a humane attitude towards animals. This poultry farm contains 150,000 birds.


Rotating device that allows you to simultaneously milk up to 150 cows.


Greenhouse in which tomatoes are fertilized with fish production waste. The Netherlands is the world leader in the production and export of tomatoes.


A generator that converts natural gas to electricity used for lighting and heating greenhouses.


As a result of accurate determination of the required amount of water and nutrients, potato farms get twice the yield.

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