The Netherlands is Europe’s agrifood powerhouse, second only to the USA for exports worldwide. We don’t just export food, we are also famous for the highest production yields with the lowest pesticide usage. Our expertise in plant breeding is world class. Twelve of the world’s largest food companies have major production or research sites in the Netherlands.
The TopDutch region is the driving force behind innovation and digitization of Europe’s agrifood powerhouse. We are a major producer of sugar beets, potatoes, grains and milk. We are proud that Chinese and Indian babies can be raised safely and healthy with our milk powder: we are feeding a new generation.
Numerous world-class research institutes for food innovation and medical universities drive the Netherlands to the second place for highest private research and development investment in agrifood in Europe. Our entrepreneurs work together in research institutes, Dairy Valley, Potato Valley, and are applying 5G, drones and many other innovative agriculture technologies.
Sustainable food production
Our agricultural and dairy companies are strong in sustainable primary production, smart farming, responsible farming, distribution, R&D and traceability. There is no other region in the world where the level of quality, innovation and traceability of agrifood products is so high.
We are proud to feed the world with safe food. Our companies HZPC, FrieslandCampina, DOMO, Royal Aware, Ausnutria, Hellema, Van der Meulen, Steensma Food Ingredients, DOC Kaas, Agrifirm, Royal Smilde foods, Frysian Egg, Koopmans, Cloetta, Cosun, AVEBE and many others.
The TopDutch region, with its excellent infrastructure and located at Europe’s trading crossroads, is the smart choice for locating your European headquarters, production facilities, R&D facilities, factories, warehouses, distribution and logistics operations. Join the TopDutch Food Industry and let’s feed the world together.
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Joep de Vries
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