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Origin Agrofoodcluster

In 2014, the Agrofoodcluster was launched. This cluster was initiated and founded by entrepreneurs from the Noordoostpolder and supported by the municipality of Noordoostpolder and the province of Flevoland. Meanwhile, the Agrofoodcluster is on the map (inter)nationally and has access to a large network in the open cultivation. Local, regional and (inter)national parties know how to find the Agrofoodcluster.

Target market

The Agrofoodcluster focuses on national companies, institutions and governments engaged in knowledge, innovation and business in open cultivation. We also include interest groups, sector organisations, clusters and top sectors. The main target group consists of companies in the open cultivation sector (business-to-business). The cluster has a neutral position in this regard and mainly aims to connect the various research groups.

The Agrofoodcluster serves its stakeholders and participates in relevant networks. However, we also seeks to connect with other cluster initiatives. Within these various networks, Agrofoodcluster aims to play an independent role between the various dimensions (research, government, education and entrepreneurs) that the Agrofood cluster unites.

Network in open cultivation, active in the whole supply chain

Agrofoodcluster in Open Cultivation: from Noordoostpolder to the Netherlands

Various parts of agriculture are clustered in the Netherlands and form a contact point for their sector, such as Seedvalley (for the seed industry) in Enkhuizen, Poultry (poultry) in Barneveld and Dairy (dairy cattle & dairy) in Friesland. There was no such national point of network in the open cultivation sector. Our neutral position and efforts to connect the agricultural sector (from education, entrepreneurs, government, to research) are unique. In addition, the cluster originated from and is based on entrepreneurs. This is an important reason for many partners to collaborate with the cluster.

Because of the international working area of our stakeholders, the great export, and the (inter)national position of the Dutch agriculture, the cluster is able to be the connecting link between entrepreneurs, governments and government-related organisations. Here, the position of agriculture and the potato is world-class. Visit World Potato City to learn about this!