The former seabed in the Noordoostpolder has been an excellent source of nutrients for the potato for years. This produces not only good quality ware potatoes, but also seed potatoes of exceptional quality.
Following the reclamation of the land, the farmers in the polder soon knew what to do with that fertile clay. All the knowledge and expertise that has been acquired since 1945 has ensured that the quality of potato cultivation in the Noordoostpolder has been improving all the time. That makes us front runners at an international level. Read more »
Because the potato feels so at home in the polder clay, a chain of cultivators, trading houses, storage and mechanisation companies and educational and research institutes has formed almost automatically. This means that the Noordoostpolder is a 'one stop shop' for all those who are actively engaged in the potato sector and that is unique in the world. Read more »
The potato sector in the Noordoostpolder is highly valued internationally. Cultivators from all over the world acquire not only their stock material, knowledge and expertise about cultivation, but also ‘hardware’ in the form of storage techniques and all kinds of machines. This is not that surprising when you realise that rice is being superseded more and more by the potato as one of the most important foodstuffs. Read more »