Staying connected to the biggest food-related news coming out of the Netherlands is easier than ever. By logging onto HollandFoodPartner.com, American businesses are able to access a portal to the Dutch food industry.
The agro-food industry is the largest contributor to the Dutch economy, responsible for 10 percent of the Dutch gross domestic product (GDP) and 21 percent of the country’s exports. The value of Dutch agro-food exports to the U.S. is more than $2 billion.
The entire food chain is present in the Netherlands, from new seed and ingredient development to processing and packaging. This large community of industrial and academic players has led to a dynamic, research-intensive sector that has spurred many new innovations focused on sustainable production and foods with additional health benefits.
Additionally, the Dutch food sector works hard to increase animal welfare and food safety, as well as to understand better the interaction between behavior and nutrition. Examples of some of these exciting new developments are featured on HollandFoodPartner.com, which provides U.S. businesses with investment opportunities, trade information and the latest developments in food and nutrition research in the Netherlands.
“The Netherlands has a vibrant agricultural sector, second only to the US in terms of exports around the world,” says Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. “HollandFoodPartner.com is a great tool for business leaders to learn more about the Dutch agri-food industry and find promising investment opportunities to launch or expand their operations in the Netherlands.”
The website highlights food-related developments out of the Netherlands, including:
- How the Netherlands is a leader in sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly and energy-efficient greenhouses.
- The creation of sensor tags to track food while in transit to reduce waste.
- Ongoing research into how mealworms can provide the world’s growing population with a good source of protein.
- Business transactions that allow Dutch companies to continue growing revenues to supply food for a growing world.