How the Netherlands is topping the league tables in agricultural production

By Caroline Stocks

When it comes to producing food, farmers in the Netherlands are more than happy to go around in circles in the search of sustainable ways to do work.

At first glance, the Netherlands does not seem like the type of country which should top the league tables in agricultural production.

In 2017 it broke its own export records by exporting €91.7 billion (£82.9bn) in agricultural goods, along with a further €9.1bn (£8.2bn) in machinery, fertilisers and plant protection products. Top ranking exports were vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy.