Research for AGRI Committee - Agriculture and the EU's Common Agricultural Policy in the Netherlands

15-01-2016

This in-depth analysis is intended for MEPs of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development visiting the Netherlands in March 2016. The document provides a very concise overview of the country, describes its farming sector and details the implementation of the new EU’s Common Agricultural Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The Netherlands has a high-income, open, knowledge-based economy, which is gradually recovering from a protracted recession. As regards its agricultural sector, the main challenge for the coming years will be to reconcile the continuous growth of agricultural outputs and productivity with the preservation of the environment.

This in-depth analysis is intended for MEPs of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development visiting the Netherlands in March 2016. The document provides a very concise overview of the country, describes its farming sector and details the implementation of the new EU’s Common Agricultural Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The Netherlands has a high-income, open, knowledge-based economy, which is gradually recovering from a protracted recession. As regards its agricultural sector, the main challenge for the coming years will be to reconcile the continuous growth of agricultural outputs and productivity with the preservation of the environment.