Why the dutch

Strengthening roots through alliances

Doing business

The Netherlands is a low-lying densely populated country, known for our efficient, comprehensive and sustainable farms and farming methods. We are the world’s second largest exporter of agri and food products and in 2016 our total agricultural exports were worth over 85 billion euros. Aside from exports, we have an established knowledge base in a broad range of sectors such as dairy, floriculture, fruits & vegetables and food processing to name a few.

Frontrunner in agriculture
We achieved our frontrunner position in agriculture through a constant process of innovation. In the so-called Dutch Integrated Approach, the private sector, the government and research institutes work together to find innovative solutions to make optimal use of the limited available resources. Our world-renowned research institutes address the demands from the private sector, while the government assures an enabling environment.

Natural partner
These factors lay the foundation to form alliances with India. India is the largest producer of dairy and spices. The country furthermore ranks second in production of cotton, potato, grain, fish, vegetables and fruits and is a major poultry nation.With over a billion people to feed and an expanding middle class, challenges with regard to food security, higher hygiene demands and chain management become more and more relevant. We, as The Netherlands, are a natural partner in the development of a sustainable Indian agriculture sector.