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12 FACTORS FAVOURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY IN NETHERLANDS

  • Climate. The regions near the sea enjoy a frost free climate all year round since the warm North Atlantic Drift flowing past the coast. This favours growth of fruits and flowers all year round.
  • Soil. The soils in the Netherlands are generally sandy and therefore well drained and warm up quickly to favour the growth of variety of crops.




FACTORS FAVOURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY IN NETHERLANDS
  • Shortage of land. Due to the high rural population and rampant land shortage, it is therefore appropriate to establish horticultural farms which only require a few hectares.
  • Labour. The country has a pool of competent skilled labour that have a lot of experience in floriculture. This ensures high productivity.
  • Market. The central location of the Netherlands makes it benefit from the high working class population with high purchasing power in Europe.
  • Transport. The Netherlands has a well developed and efficient network of transport routes which include the roads, railways and waterways in form of navigable rivers and canals.




  • Technology. The country is advanced in technology such as in the use of the glasshouses. The government also assists the farmers in research, training and giving advisory services.
  • Capital. The farmers are well organized and access loans easily from the Farmers’ Credit Banks.

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