Advanced agriculture in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a small country that ranks second in agricultural exports and the title of the largest potato producer in the world, but how has this small country achieved such a high position?
The Dutch, most famous for exporting colorful flowers, are now on the flag-exporting jirga of some of the most consumed food items in the world. To achieve this, they have created an effective mix of collaboration between science centers, producer companies and farmers. Thanks to this collaboration, the latest scientific achievements quickly take the form of an end product, which reaches farmers at a high rate. We will now become more familiar with the mechanism of the Dutch agricultural industry.
The Netherlands is the last Western country to suffer severe famine; at the end of World War II, food shortages led to the loss of between two and three thousand Dutch. This bitter experience, coupled with not-so-clear predictions about the future of food supply in the world, has prompted the Dutch to look for solutions to the food shortage problem. About two decades ago, the Dutch government launched a comprehensive national plan for sustainable agricultural development in the country. The program aims to double agricultural output and reduce resource use by a second
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