News from Netherlands

19-11-2014 02:02 AM
WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry
The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain con...
14-11-2014 00:10 AM
Green light for flooding Zeeland farmland to compensate for lost nature
An area of land in Zeeland the size of 450 football pitches can be cleared of farms and flooded, the Council of State said on Tuesday, ending years of...
28-08-2014 01:51 AM
Dutch farmers dump tonnes of produce as Russian sanctions hit prices
Tonnes of tomatoes, pears and apples were being dumped by Dutch farmers on Wednesday as they signed up for compensation after prices plunged in respon...
24-03-2014 01:57 AM
Xi Jinping's dairy deal helps milk Netherlands visit
China and the Netherlands agreed yesterday to enhance economic co-operation in a wide-ranging deal that includes more exports of Dutch dairy products ...
25-11-2013 01:43 AM
Netherlands to support Kano to boost agriculture
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has offered to assist Kano state to revamp its agricultural sector, in view of the huge but largely untapped agricultur...
29-10-2013 03:07 AM
Dutch tomatoes leave Swedish farms in the red
Stiff competition from cheap imported tomatoes could bury a quarter of Swedish tomato farmers in bankruptcy in what observers are calling one of the w...
01-10-2013 02:15 AM
Dutch farmers are very angry
A coalition of six major nature and environmental organizations wants to transfer 110 million euro, meant as income support for farmers, to a fund for...
05-08-2013 03:20 AM
Bird flu detected on Dutch poultry farm
Bird flu, or avian influenza, was detected on a poultry farm with 9,000 hens in the Dutch town of Tzum, in the northern province of Friesland, the Dut...
11-04-2013 08:28 AM
Horsemeat scare: 50,000 tons of 'beef' recall
Dutch authorities have recalled 50,000 tons of meat which has been sold as beef across Europe because it may contain horsemeat. Around 370 differen...
20-03-2013 06:43 AM
Bird flu found on Dutch poultry farm
Avian Influenza, known as bird flu, was detected on an organic poultry farm with 24,000 hens in Zeewolde, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs repor...
31-10-2012 09:26 AM
Scared Dutch offered Highland cattle classes
The arrival of Highland cattle on dunes in north Holland so unsettled some walkers using the area that classes on the livestock are now being offered....
25-10-2012 09:38 AM
Netherlands invests 5bn naira in Nigeria’s agriculture
The Netherlands is investing over 26 million Euros – over 5.3 billion naira – in Nigeria’s agric business for thousands of Nigerians, the Dutch ambass...
30-08-2012 09:53 AM
Avian flu prompts PHL to ban Dutch poultry
The Philippines has temporarily stopped buying poultry meat, wild fowl, day-old chicks, and eggs from Utrecht in the Netherlands due to the outbreak o...
09-08-2012 08:10 AM
World over-using underground water for agriculture
The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation, according to scientists in Canada and ...
21-03-2012 07:45 AM
Dutch cull 42,700 turkeys after bird flu
Dutch authorities said 42,700 turkeys have been culled at a farm in the south of the country after a mild variant of the H7 bird flu strain was report...
25-01-2012 07:51 AM
Dutch gov't accused of subsidising mega-stables
The Dutch government is accused of having subsidised the construction of mega-stables in other countries for years.
06-01-2012 01:45 AM
Farmers asked to evacuate village after rain
Dozens of farmers were warned to evacuate land north of the Dutch capital Thursday as a dike protecting the area threatened to collapse.
16-09-2011 09:08 AM
Dutch say traces of bird flu found in swans
Dutch authorities said traces of a mild variant of bird flu have been found in 83 swans at a trade company in the northern Dutch town of Zuidwolde.
08-09-2011 08:52 AM
Dutch aim for sustainable livestock in 2020
A Dutch commission has presented a report focusing on achieving sustainable livestock production in 2020.
02-09-2011 09:30 AM
24,000 chickens killed in fire
Some 24,000 hens have been killed in a fire on an intensive poultry farm in the west of Brabant.
26-03-2011 13:05 PM
Dutch to cull hens in bird flu scare
Dutch authorities said on Friday they will cull about 127,500 egg-laying hens on a farm...