With Valentine’s Day just behind us, demand for plants and flowers turned out to be as high as ever, and prices were good. Meanwhile, there is uncertainty as to where Dutch horticulture is headed, and the domestic acreage may well see a substantial drop.
Dutch horticulture has been severely hit by the energy crisis, which already caused a drop in acreage in the past 18 months. Those continuing their business seek to cut their dependency on fossil fuels. Not that they have a choice: the Paris Climate Agreement strives for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050, and their own branch organisation Glastuinbouw Nederland is even more ambitious, aiming for Dutch horticulture to be fossil free by 2040. (..)
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