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FIELD TO FORK TINY HOLLAND IS FEEDING THE WORLD MECHANISATION

This article, Tiny HOLLAND FEEDING THE WORLD, was first published in the National Geographic in the September 2017 issue.

A TINY COUNTRY FEEDS THE WORLD

Article form the National Geographic, September 2017, by Frank Viviano and the photographer Luca Locatelli.

Agricultural Giant Holland Is Changing The Way We Farm

A sea of greenhouses surrounds a farmer's home in the Westland region of the Netherlands. The Dutch have become world leaders in agricultural innovation, pioneering new paths to fight hunger.

A sea of greenhouses surrounds a farmers home in the Westland region of the Netherlands.

The Dutch have become world leaders in agricultural innovation, pioneering new paths to fight hunger.

Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative
Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative
Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative
Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative

With demand for chicken increasing, Dutch firms are developing technology to maximize poultry production while ensuring humane conditions. This high-tech broiler house holds up to 150,000 birds, from hatching to harvesting.

Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative
Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative

The great indoors provides optimal growing conditions for lettuce and other leafy greens at Siberia B.V. Each one of the greenhouse$#39;s 22 indoor acres yields as much lettuce as 10 outdoor acres and cuts the need for chemicals by 97 percent.

Furrows of artificial light lend an otherworldly aura to Westland, the greenhouse capital of the Netherlands. Climate-controlled farms such as these grow crops around the clock and in every kind of weather.

Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative
Image by: Luca Locatelli/National Geographic Creative

The writer: Frank Viviano, a foreign correspondent based in Italy, has covered stories in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The photographer: Luca Locatelli specializes in photographing interactions between people and technology.

Frank Viviano and Luca Locatelli have captures so well what is possible with research, collaboration and science in agriculture that I, the owner of this web side, have decided to license this article for my web side. To share with my visitors the bright future in relation to feeding the world if we, the farmers of the world, set our minds to it.

I Sincerely hope you enjoy this exceptional article about very advanced practices in agriculture and its spectacular results.


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