What Singapore can learn from Netherlands

Rows of greenhouses in the Netherlands, which is the world's second biggest food exporter, after the US which is 270 times larger.
Rows of greenhouses in the Netherlands, which is the world's second biggest food exporter, after the US which is 270 times larger.PHOTO: PIXABAY

It is land-strapped at 33,690 sq km with about 480 people covering one sq km of low-lying land.

Despite being small and overcrowded, the Netherlands has become the world's second biggest food exporter, after the United States which is 270 times larger. More than half of the country's land area is used for high-intensity agriculture.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'What Singapore can learn from Netherlands'. Print Edition | Subscribe