Project

Economic pressure areas in The Netherlands

In the industry-memorandum it is indicated that the agri-food-, horticulture- and fisheries sector need targeted investments in order to maintain the leading position. To determine which clustered areas (the 8 top areas) or regional clusters are important for the agricultural sector, the Ministry would like a spatial picture of where the clusters are located for the purpose of the regional investment strategy.

Abstract

For implementing a good and efficient regional investment strategy, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs wishes more insight into the spatially differentiated picture of the agrifood sector in the Netherlands. Alterra Wageningen UR helps by investigating the spatially differentiated picture of the agrifood sector in the Netherlands. Focus is on the suppliers and processors of meat, eggs, dairy and other agrifood products. The results about the presence or absence of certain clusters of agro-business in the Netherlands are shown in a number of maps.