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[Video] How the Dutch learned to feed the world

[Video] How the Dutch learned to feed the world

[Video] How the Dutch learned to feed the world

The Netherlands is a tiny country and therefore it may surprise you to know that it is the world’s second largest agricultural exporter! The country doesn’t just grow typical Dutch food either; it has the world’s highest yield per hectare of cucumbers, tomatoes and chilli peppers.

But it wasn’t always that way; in 1944 the Nazis occupied the Netherlands and began a blockade of the North, creating a severe food shortage. After the war, food security became a priority and so the Netherlands began evolving into the agricultural giant it is today. Take a look at how the Dutch learned to feed the world from YouTube channel Bloomberg.

Mina Solanki

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Mina Solanki

Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before joining IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. In...

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