Organic cheese from Holland
The Netherlands, BIOFACH 2015 organic country of the year: much more than clogs, canals and roadsters…
• BIOFACH 2015 focuses on organic diversity produced in the Netherlands
• Approximately one billion euros in turnover generated from organic food every year
• Export firms with a wide organic range deliver all over Europe
Every February the international organic industry meets at BIOFACH, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and nothing was going to stop 2,263 exhibitors and 42,445 visitors celebrating in fitting fashion when the fair took place for the 25th time in 2014!
Every year at the beginning of May the heart of the Netherlands is engulfed by a rush of colour, with many square miles just south of Amsterdam, De Keukenhof, blooming with tulips, narcissi and hyacinths that captivate visitors from every corner of the planet with their beauty.
De Keukenhof, Lisse, NL
Among the bulb and cut flower growers there are organic producers, who sell their products all over the world. The Netherlands is an export-oriented country – and this doesn’t just apply to flowers, but also to other industries such as the food sector. The country’s organic industry has developed into a professional partner for both national and international companies in wholesale or retail. Reason enough to be presented as the BIOFACH country of the year from 11–14 February 2015!
Orchid; the organic smile!
Ton van Arnhem, Embassy advisor on Agriculture, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: “We are looking forward to giving special attention to organic agriculture in the Netherlands as Country of the Year at BIOFACH 2015. Through her visit on the opening day this year, Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma has already shown the importance she attaches to high-quality, varied and sustainable products. This is also appreciated by the Dutch participants, who were very satisfied with the course of this year’s BIOFACH and want to come again next year.”
Annelies Timmerman, managing director Ecobulbs (NL): “BIOFACH is and remains a must event for the international sector. At no other organic exhibition can you meet so many important players in such a short time. I was very pleased to hear that the Netherlands will be Country of the Year in 2015. There is no better promotion for a nation. We have already noticed more interest in our flowers at this year’s exhibition and will think up something special for exhibiting in 2015.”
Read more: Biofach.de