Greenport Noord-Holland Noord
Just north of Amsterdam you find the most versatile agricultural area in Europe. Vegetables, meat, potatoes, fish, fruit, flowers and seeds all originate from this region. The strong link in this agri-cluster chain is Greenport Noord-Holland Noord.
Greenport Noord-Holland Noord is home to Northwest Europe’s food garden. A tremendous variety of vegetables, potatoes and fruit makes its way from the land and greenhouses to consumers in both the Netherlands and abroad. Greenport Noord-Holland Noord is a major supplier of meat and dairy products. Alkmaar is famous for its cheese and fishing is also a major industry in this region. In addition to all of its fresh food and produce, Greenport Noord-Holland Noord is also one of the largest production areas in Europe for flower bulb cultivation, floriculture and ornamental horticulture. And Seed Valley is world leader in seed breeding.
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With its unique versatility, knowledge, and expertise, as well the tremendous productivity of its agribusiness, Greenport Noord-Holland Noord is truly the “green gateway” of both the Netherlands and Europe.
Seed Valley companies cover 370 hectares of space in North-Holland, spread over 28 locations
Welcome in Seed Valley
What Silicon Valley means for IT and software is what Seed Valley means for the development of plant varieties and seed technology. You'll find the most innovative green fingers in the Netherlands. Companies in Seed Valley develop new flower and vegetable varieties: improved varieties that give higher yields, are resistant to drought, or which are suitable for modern cultivation methods.
Seed Valley is where ‘green software’ is developed, the genetic programming that determines how vegetables taste, the color and size of a flower, and a plant’s level of resistance to diseases. Here, specialists work continually on new plant varieties with higher yields and optimum growth under specific climate conditions.
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The Netherlands is the hub for the international production and trade of horticultural products and plant source materials. The sector is the largest exporter of fresh vegetables in the world and by far the main party in global exports of cut flowers, ornamental plants, flower bulbs, trees, and seed potatoes. www.dutchhorticulture.nl