Food Value Chains are important because food production is becoming increasingly complicated. In the past, we consumed mainly local food products: the lines were short; we knew how and where the food was produced and we sometimes collected it directly from the farmer himself.
Dairy farming is changing. Globalization and international trade of dairy products are becoming more common. Production and sales is increasingly international and competitive. The Netherlands plays a leading role in dairy production with its chain approach “from grass to glass”.
Poultry farming is changing rapidly in a number of directions. Globalization and internationalization of the poultry trade are becoming more common. Working with different cultures, legislation and licenses for selling safe products make for a challenging environment.