Agriculture, nature and food: valuable and connected - The Netherlands as a leader in circular agriculture
Farming, horticulture and fisheries are essential sectors. Farmers, growers and fishermen feed the people. How this is done – globally – today, is not sustainable. Our planet can no longer sustain the burden of the current production methods and consumer behaviour. The United Nations have issued Sustainable Development Goals that are intended to solve this problem in fundamental ways. The Netherlands has contributed strongly to the formulation of these goals and fully supports them.
The good news is that the Dutch farming, horticulture and fisheries sectors are uniquely placed to play a leading role in bringing about the necessary changes. This is thanks to the well-developed entrepreneurship, our experience with efficient and technologically advanced production, our excellent research and education institutions and the strong willingness to work together.