Agricultural Science in the Netherlands

  • K. Verhoeff
  • C. Mollema
  • R. Rabbinge

Mainly due to its geographic position, easy access to the sea as well as to surrounding countries in Western Europe, flat and fertile soils and large numbers of human populations nearby, agriculture in the Netherlands was, and still is, an important economic activity. It ranks second worldwide as exporting country for agricultural products. This enormous achievement for such a small country is traditionally explained by its very effective cooperation between education, extension, and research: the EER triptych.


Experimental Station Agricultural Research Agricultural Science Private Funding Strategic Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Verhoeff
    • 1
  • C. Mollema
    • 2
  • R. Rabbinge
    • 3
  1. 1.Science & Technology, Ministry of AgricultureNature Management & FisheriesNetherlands
  2. 2.Radboud UniversityNetherlands
  3. 3.Wageningen University & Research CentreNetherlands

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