Agriculture and food are strong economic sectors in The Netherlands

Dutch economic strength

The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world. Not bad for a small country. In 2013, the export value of food and flowers was € 83 billion. That is 20% of the country's total exports and nearly 10% of the gross domestic product. Driven by research and innovations the Dutch agricultural sector and food processing industries stay ahead of the competition. Wageningen UR helps to make this possible with world-class research, cutting edge innovations and top-notch education.