The Netherlands, albeit a small country in surface area, is the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world. This is thanks to decades of innovation and hard work. 

Innovation has always been a key part of Dutch culture and society. It has contributed a great deal to keeping our farming methods state-of-the-art, our productivity as well as our cost efficiency high. Sustainability and sustainable production methods are important components in the Dutch approach, with food safety and food security as important themes. 

This makes the Netherlands well-placed to play an important role in the global agriculture and food transition. 

Did you know that nearly half of the 10.2 million acres of Dutch surface area is used for high-value agricultural and food production. This includes cheese, vegetables, tomatoes, and lots of flowers. 

Within the NLWorks portfolio, several initiatives focus on agri-food and agri-tech. We aim to leave behind a sustainable footprint by collaborating with partners who have similar ambitions.  



Global Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium (GCEAC)

The world’s population is growing at an alarming rate. As a result, providing each and every individual with a supply of safe, healthy, sustainable food is becoming an ever-greater challenge. It is a particular challenge to do so while respecting and maintaining our environment. Smart technological innovations can help provide a solution to this problem. These innovations help us to
California (US)
Orchard of the Future in California

Orchard of the Future

Many people often have a nostalgic perception of orchards. Rows of fruit trees where you can pick your own fruit and the remaining is harvested by the farmer. Healthy and organic fruit at your fingertips. Nowadays modern fruit growers are professional businesspeople grappling with numerous challenges in cultivating and harvesting their crops. Leveraging a combination of existing and emerging smart
Washington State
Bulgaria Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Ecosystem

Bulgaria Sustainable Food and Vegetable Ecosystem

Bulgaria is a country with a rich history in the production and export of vegetables and fruits. Its temperate climate and rich soils provide favorable conditions for fruit and vegetable production. However, nowadays when it comes to fruit and vegetables it is a net importer and there is a strong need for its own production and facilities. Societal and economical
Vietnam Sustainable Horticulture worker

Vietnam Sustainable Horticulture

The Mekong River is Indochina’s main waterway. It flows from the Tibetan plateau in China and empties into the South China Sea. The water is used for agriculture and fishing, industry, and energy. No measures have been taken yet to reduce the effect on the environment of these multiple uses, bringing increased environmental costs. The river supplies more than 60

Sino Dutch Integrated Agri-Parks

With a growing population and an increasingly large middle class, food security for the future is a challenge in China. With a vertically integrated business model for Sino Dutch Agri-Parks, Dutch businesses are using their knowledge by working with Chinese investors and retail partners to improve the yield and quality levels of greenhouse production in China.

Sustainable Pig Farming China

The Sustainable Pig Farming program aims to create better living conditions for people as well as animals in and around pig farms in China. By building a demonstration, test and training farm, a consortium of 13 Dutch businesses and knowledge institutions will demonstrate how Chinese pig farms can be run in an innovative, sustainable and animal-friendly way.

Let’s Grow Together

NLWorks supports a public / private collaboration, to establish a controlled environment ag-tech ecosystem in Kentucky, US using Dutch knowledge, products and services. The goal is to capitalize on the controlled environment ag opportunities in the US for the Dutch sector.
Kentucky (US)