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L'agricoltura secondo gli olandesi 07.09.17

I piccoli Paesi Bassi sono il secondo esportatore di alimenti al mondo e il più efficiente nella produzione agricola per ettaro. Il National Geographic racconta il successo dell'agricoltura olandese basato su sostenibilità e innovazione tecnologica.

That copious output is made all the more remarkable by the other side of the balance sheet: inputs. Almost two decades ago, the Dutch made a national commitment to sustainable agriculture under the rallying cry "Twice as much food using half as many resources." Since 2000, van den Borne and many of his fellow farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90 percent. They've almost completely eliminated the use of chemical pesticides on plants in greenhouses, and since 2009 Dutch poultry and livestock producers have cut their use of antibiotics by as much as 60 percent.