The Dutch arable farming sector leads the world in the sustainable cultivation of food products. Over the past few decades, there has been a huge increase in production per hectare in our fertile delta. The high yield per hectare and high-quality products are achieved in this sector thanks to the expertise of growers combined with good technical assistance and careful use of crop protection agents and fertilisers. The Dutch arable farming chain has excellent market prospects and is closely connected to international markets. Much of our production disappears across the border, where potatoes, seed potatoes, sugar beets, and cereals – often in processed form – make a significant contribution to global food security.