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Netherlands | 30 July 2018
Dairy farmer in Holland disrupts traditional farming using robotics

Imagine owning about 220 heads of dairy cows, and managing them without employing a single person to take care of them. Now that may sound like the stuff of dreams in Kenya , but in the Netherlands...


Netherlands | 24 July 2018
Plum farmer with ‘too small’ crop sells the lot, apples and pears may be next

A plum farmer from Zeeland faced with having 60,000 kilos of plums rejected by Dutch supermarkets because they are three milimetres too small, has managed to sell his crop after all. Kees Hamelink sou...


Netherlands | 25 May 2018
India, Netherlands to strengthen partnership in agriculture

India's Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh has met Carola Schouten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands in Krishi ...


Netherlands | 23 April 2018
Farm-to-fork movement takes off in urban Flanders

Flanders, famed for its medieval cities and motorways that can be seen from space, is one of the most urban corners of Europe. Yet this densely populated area is seeing a mini-boom in a new type of ag...


Netherlands | 19 April 2018
Wageningen University to develop Chinese agriculture and food research centre

Wageningen University is to to head the development of a new food and agriculture research centre east of Beijing, the Financieele Dagblad said on Monday. Wageningen’s chancellor Arthur Mol, who was p...


Netherlands | 13 March 2018
Dutch agriculture is not a beacon of good farming practice to the world

Dutch agriculture has to become a lot less efficient or the environment will suffer even more, say agro-environmental scientists. Greater awareness among consumers and voters may make it happen. I...


Netherlands | 26 February 2018
Bird flu found on factory farm in Groningen, 36,000 birds destroyed

Bird flu has been identified on a farm in Oldekerk in Groningen and all 36,000 birds have been destroyed. The flu, a variant of H5, was confirmed on Sunday. Two other farms within a three kilometre ra...


Netherlands | 12 December 2017
Dutch gov't mulls plans to uplift Cebu's agriculture sector

The Dutch government is working out plans to help boost the agricultural productivity in Central Visayas, particularly in Cebu. In an exclusive interview Tuesday, Gordon Alan Joseph, honorary consu...


Netherlands | 14 November 2017
A new Dutch farm is producing carbon-neutral eggs. Here's how.

In recent years, free-range and organic eggs have become increasingly popular among people who are eager to support more ethical farming methods. Now, Dutch stores are stocking a food produced with th...


Netherlands | 6 November 2017
Dutch farmer’s chickens lay carbon-neutral eggs

There’s the much-criticised battery hen egg, and then the pricier organic and free-range varieties. But for the truly ethically committed, how about the carbon-neutral egg, laid in what has been bille...


Netherlands | 19 October 2017
Dutch dairy co-op to install solar panels on 310 farm rooftops

Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina is working with an energy company to install 400,000 rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its members’ farms. The scheme will see 310 farms in the co-...


Netherlands | 13 October 2017
How a university helps key an agricultural powerhouse

At first glance, the U.S. and the Netherlands have as much in common as ketchup topping on applesauce. The U.S. is vast in size, the Netherlands tiny, with 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. The U.S....


Netherlands | 14 August 2017
Dutch family farms teeter as a recall of tainted eggs widens

Diligent family farmers like Marjan van de Vis have made the Netherlands the global leader in egg exports. But now she, like many others, finds her livelihood threatened since using a local company th...


Netherlands | 9 August 2017
Dutch test chicken meat following contaminated egg recall

Dutch officials are carrying out spot checks on chickens bred for meat over fears that they too have been treated with a toxic insecticide that has forced the recall of millions of eggs across norther...


Netherlands | 4 August 2017
20,000 pigs die in latest massive Dutch factory farm fire

Some 20,000 pigs have died in a fire at a factory farm near the Gelderland village of Erichem, in what is the second major farm fire this month. The fire broke out in the four two-storey barns whe...


Netherlands | 2 August 2017
Dutch farmers cry 'fowl' as eggs poisoned by insecticide

Dozens of poultry farms have been closed across The Netherlands after a toxic insecticide is believed to have contaminated hundreds of thousands of eggs, Dutch officials said Tuesday. Since Wednesd...


Netherlands | 25 July 2017
Seven Dutch poultry companies closed over toxic substance

The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA halted production at seven companies in the poultry sector after they were found to use poisonous insecticide fipronil in the chicken barns. ...


Netherlands | 21 April 2017
No more bird flu risk in Netherlands, poultry allowed outside

Poultry farmers in the Netherlands no longer have to keep their animals caged. The bird flu risk in the Netherlands is officially gone and State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs decided t...


Netherlands | 29 March 2017
FrieslandCampina faces paper loss of €46m from Huishan Dairy holdings

One of Europe’s biggest dairy companies, FrieslandCampina, is facing a paper loss of up to €46m from its holdings in China Huishan Dairy, the financially stressed company whose shares on Hong Kong’s e...


Netherlands | 27 March 2017
Farmland bird population in Netherlands declined by 70 percent

The number of farmland birds in the Netherlands decreased by over 2.5 million since 1960, which means about 70 percent of the total population disappeared. Some species are almost impossible to find i...


Netherlands | 14 March 2017
Dutch research centre to perform market study on Croatian agriculture

Regional director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Vedrana Kasic Jelusic presented in Osijek a new initiative to develop and promote local producers of fruits and vegetab...


Netherlands | 23 January 2017
Pension fund for Dutch agriculture changes name, targets mergers

The €14.3bn pension fund for the Dutch agricultural sector – Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor de Landbouw – has changed its name to BPL Pensioen and announced its intention to attract pension funds from rel...


Netherlands | 12 January 2017
500,000 Dutch dairy cows are staring down death because of the amount of dung they produce

Half a million Dutch dairy cows have a pretty big problem. If the Netherlands can’t find a way to manage the dung they produce, European Union environmental rules mean they will have to be killed. ...


Netherlands | 16 December 2016
How the Dutch plan to reduce cow numbers to meet phosphate limits

The Dutch dairy sector has come up with a significant package of measures aimed at substantially reducing the production of phosphate by the dairy farming sector in the year 2017. In order to meet ...


Netherlands | 15 December 2016
New Holland Agriculture announces the agreement on the acquisition of Kongskilde Agriculture

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial¹s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Indu...


Netherlands | 28 November 2016
Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks

About 190,000 ducks have been culled in the Netherlands as the authorities try to prevent the spread of bird flu across northern European countries. The slaughter involved six farms, following the ...


Netherlands | 22 November 2016
Many older farmers have no-one to take over their businesses

Most of the Netherlands’ older farmers and market gardeners have no successor and 15,000 businesses could disappear within the next 10 years, national statistics office CBS said on Monday. In part...


Netherlands | 10 November 2016
Dutch govt orders poultry indoors after bird flu discoveries

The Dutch government said on Wednesday it had ordered farmers in the Netherlands to keep poultry flocks indoors after wildfowl infected with bird flu were discovered in several European countries. ...


Netherlands | 4 November 2016
The Dutch are eating less pork and beef

Meat consumption in the Netherlands has declined for the fifth year in a row, dropping to an average of 75.4 kilos a year in 2015. That is almost a kilo down on 2014, according to research by the ...


Netherlands | 3 November 2016
Poo power: Dutch dairy industry launches €150m biogas project

The air smells fruity, slightly alcoholic. Against the strong hum of machinery, 175 cows are eating hay. As their dung drops to the slatted floor, a machine sweeps it through and it runs underneath th...



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