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54 Top Farming Startups and Companies in The Netherlands (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the most innovative farming companies in The Netherlands. These startups, scale-ups and mature companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the farming industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We meticulously selected companies ranging from cutting-edge startups to established brands based on their outstanding performance in the following categories:

  • Innovation: Innovative ideas, innovative route to market, innovative product
  • Growth: Exceptional growth, exceptional growth strategy
  • Management, diversity and/or societal impact

The Top Dutch Farming Innovators

Data mainly sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Ceradis develops environmentally friendly solutions for plant nutrition, crop protection and formulation technology. Ceradis has a number of important formulation patents and is a spin-off from Wageningen University Research.

Louis Dreyfus Company is a global merchandiser of commodities and a major asset owner and processor of agricultural goods. Their activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms).

FieldBee brings machine automation and fieldwork digitization to the underserved mass market. The precision agriculture company was founded in 2014 and has offices based in the Netherlands and Ukraine. Their goal is to help farmers worldwide by using the latest advances in technology.

Bird Control Group provides innovative products to significantly reduce pest bird presence. They are dedicated to contributing to yield improvement, food safety (compliance) and safe operations by solving our customers’ birds problems in a cost-efficient and innovative manner.

Sigrow brings IoT to every grower on this planet, using efficient solutions to make agriculture simple. The innovative company opens doors to climate optimisation for crops and develops sensors which make it easy to collect (micro-) climate data of your growing environment.

FarmVent provides automated in-store farming solutions. The company aims to revolutionize indoor vertical farming by building cutting-edge technologically vertical farms for indoor cultivation through innovations in robotics automation, AI and plant science.

Biota Nutrients is a producer and supplier of organic fertilizers and enzymes. The focus is on making crops more sustainable and organic. The Rotterdam-based company plans to launch a new product for the organic farming space soon.

AgXeed is a manufacturer and provider of agricultural machines and equipment to farmers. The company offers a smart and ready-to-use autonomy system with scalable and customizable hardware, virtual planning tools and valuable data models.

reNature supports farmers and corporates to transition to Regenerative Agroforestry systems. The Amsterdam-based company set out to make regenerative agriculture mainstream. reNature tackles climate change and biodiversity loss while providing food and income for farmers.

Odd.Bot creates robotics for a sustainable future. Their autonomous mechanical in-row weeding robot can work day and night and even identify weeds in high-density high-value crops to remove these without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.

Koppert Cress is a greenhouse dedicated to growing high-quality microgreens & specialities for restaurants & speciality distributors. The company stands for Architecture Aromatique and is a producer of innovative, creative and tasteful micro-vegetables.

VanBoven is a Den Haag-based startup which provides accurate availability and forecasting to open-field vegetable farmers. The company predicts the harvest of fresh produce to perfectly align supply and demand.

OneFarm aimed at countering the upcoming global food crisis by bringing together the best urban food technologies. The company rolls out large-scale vertical farms together with local partners to ensure food security for all parts of the population.

CowManager develops an ear sensor system that supports dairy producers with information on fertility, health, and nutrition. With CowManager farmers can be on top of things with a unique ear temperature tracking.

africaJUICE is a producer and exporter of tropical fruit juices. The company was established in 2007, when its founders saw the opportunity for sustainably growing and processing tropical fruits in Africa to meet the growing international and local demand for processed tropical fruits.

Kipster builds a people-friendly poultry farm and solar panels that provide energy for about 200 households. Welcome to the world’s most environmentally friendly poultry farm with the highest animal welfare standard, producing entirely carbon-neutral eggs.

Drone4 Agro is a dedicated platform to develop a drone for use in the agricultural sector to be used for crop care. The company produces mega-size drones for agricultural tasking, like carrying out crop care tasks: with biological or chemical means to optimize food production.

Fam specializes in the supply of various types of Tulips, Dahlias and Daffodils flowers. The FAM Flower Farm consists of two Dutch FAMily farms located in the beautiful Dutch flower field area next to Keukenhof in Lisse.

DSM Twilmij is a nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. More and more animal feed manufacturers are involving DSM Twilmij in the production of their unique recipes.

JOZ develops and supplies technologically high-quality products for every stable. As the pioneer of modern barn cleaning, JOZ has been developing manure and feed-pushing systems for livestock farmers around the world for more than 70 years.

Squall improves the spray deposition on plant leaves. Squall is a patented adjuvant to reduce spray drift and improve the effectiveness of plant protection products.

Tropica Flora is a small business focused on selling all kinds of tropical plants, seeds and tubers. Even though the website of Tropica Flora is currently only available in Dutch they ship their plants through the whole of Europe.

Covergreen specialises in the production of ready-to-use plant mats. These ready-made ground covers can be installed easily and give an instant beautiful result. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

SmartFarming develops applications that render farmers with agri knowledge and information about farming. This includes easy-to-use software, apps, AI, remote sensing, and web/SMS/ services to customers in the agrofood sector.

Ebbenhout is agricultural industry that cultivates plants, trees for green projects along with contributing bio-diversity. Over an area of more than 500 hectares Ebbenhout grows multi-stem trees, avenue and park trees and solitary shrubs, among others.

Farmertronics develops unmanned tractors that run by electric power to protect the environment and make farming easy. The unmanned clean tech tractor, the eTrac, electrically driven to work the land without any interference of the farmer.

ClearDetections specialize in production and distribution of revolutionary plant disease Diagnostic tools. Their focus relies on using molecular techniques such as Real-Time PCR for diagnostic of complex organisms such as nematodes and fungi.

Farmin provides useful and actionable information to farmers by making them aware of the effects of external changes on business operations, so that they can respond better and faster.

Cleanlight supplies automated and customized systems to control diseases such as powdery mildew, Botrytis, Pseudomonas, and so on. The company has developed a wide ranging assortment of UVSanitation equipment. For agriculture, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and transport.

Mechan Groep is a distributor of machine for farming and agriculture industries along with marketing, sales and after-sales services. In Achterveld you will find the AGCO experience center for the brands Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and Fella.

Janis Joy is an e-commerce platform specialized in greenhouse farming products. The Dutch company is committed to growing products using sustainable and environmentally conscious practices and offers an good variety of pure products.

People’s Farm specializes in producing a wide variety of seasonal organic fruits and vegetables through sustainable cultivation. It’s a regional producer of seasonal vegetables.

Trioliet is a unique premium feeding technology for dairy farms and offers a highly comprehensive and livestock feeding machines. Tens of thousands of cows are fed every day worldwide with their machines.

Grow Dutch supplier and e-commerce platform focused on irrigation needs such as cabinets, watering systems, tents and ventilation equipment.

Boeryes provides a wide collection of miniature agriculture models, and they also have various renovation and conversion models.

Crop zoomer offer solutions in data science, crop intelligence, and smart farming to high-volume crop production units. The company aims to solve a real issue in the large scale agriculture industry.

LLTB is a regional Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture, an entrepreneurial and employers’ organisation in the Netherlands. The LLTB takes a position at the intersection between the entrepreneur and society.

WeberSeeds deals with the supply and distribution of seeds, herbal products and sowing equipment for various plants and herbs. Botanicals and ethnobotanicals from all over the world.

CAV Agrotheek provides agrochemicals, fertilizer, seeds, Bulbnets, and fuel products for the agricultural industry. Agrotheek relieves growers’ worries through advice and as a supplier.

Hagedorn Waterplanten is an online sale of native aquatic plants. These plants have a good quality for the pond and the pond offers the plants a protected biotope.

Van der Arend Tropical Plant Center is focused on importing tropical plants and trees. With more than 30 years of experience, the company has built up specialist knowledge of plants and trees.

Florensis engages in supplies of the breeder and young plants worldwide. The company has been providing professional growers with new varieties and plant propagation material since 1941.

Hotraco has expertise in agricultural, industrial, water treatment, building management, technical support, distribution & development centres. They develop automation systems that achieve the best results for animals, crops and people.

DE KIPPENSPECIALIST is a Dutch company which sells hens, bantams, chicks, hatching eggs, incubators and chicken coops.

MS Schippers is active worldwide in intensive livestock farming and offers a wide range of products, services and solutions. We also provide solutions to improve hygiene in livestock farming.

Bioscope is a Dutch company which supplies growers every 10 days with the information needed for their field for optimal cultivation.

Cornelis Vrolijk is a fish organization that provides capture, farming, processing, and trading – in a responsible and sensible way.

Farmiis is a Dutch company which specializes in food manufacturing, processing, international trade, stevia farming, healthy crops, and large scale farming.

iGrowChicken designs and develops a platform of software for the management of poultry, and Using data to improve the performance of poultry farmers.

Bio Crepe is an expert in developing a special paper for horticulture that is suitable for growing various vegetables and plants.

G. Kramer & Zonen is a Dutch farming company making tasty sauerkraut, by cutting cabbage and fermenting it in their own factory in Langedijk.

Koepon produces a wide range of quality products such as milk, lamb and wool. Koepon’s goal is to produce good and healthy food on healthy and thriving farms.

Nirvana Coffee is a Dutch project whose main objective is to provide families and companies with high-quality coffee.

Cebeco Granen is a cereal trading firm that focuses mainly on barley and wheat supply management and logistic services.

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Mark Kendall
Mark Kendall
Mark Kendall was an editorial contributor to BestStartup.eu, a publication which EU-Startups acquired in October of 2023.

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