Nepluvi CEO, Geert Jan Oblat, confirms that the poultry sector is of invaluable value to the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is known for its strong agricultural tradition, and the poultry sector in particular plays a crucial role in this area.
The poultry sector plays an important role in job creation in the Netherlands. Nearly 25,000 people work in various parts of the sector, including hatcheries, farms, slaughterhouses and retail. This guarantees a stable income for a large number of Dutch families.
Every year, the poultry sector generates approximately €5 billion in income, a significant portion of which (€3 billion) comes from exports. These exports extend from within the European Union and the United Kingdom to Asia and Africa, making the Dutch poultry sector an important pillar of both domestic food supplies and the country’s economic growth. “The Dutch poultry sector deserves our full attention and appreciation because of its significant contribution to our economy,” Oplat adds.
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“What we do not consume in the EU, such as walking legs, we mainly export to Asian and African countries. In fact, wings and other products are shipped all over the world. Our export activities are essential to ensure sales of our products around the world, allowing us to ensure Chicken fillets remain affordable in Dutch stores. Moreover, if these exports disappear, we will have to destroy these products, which is against our sustainability principles.
Oplat is proud of Dutch agriculture, of which the poultry sector is an integral part. “Thanks to our fertile soil, highly skilled workforce and unwavering focus on quality, we have become the third largest agricultural exporter in the world. This is a significant achievement.”
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