Our history. The Netherlands is known for its agricultural output. Despite the small size of the country, it is the second biggest exporter of fruits and vegetables in the world (after the US). Much of that produce is grown inside greenhouses, also known as horticulture.
Dutch horticulture is not dominated by a handful of super large companies. Instead is made up of hundreds of various businesses, each typically specialized in one or a few products (such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, or ornamental plants). This industry is supported by a wide diversity of companies providing services and technologies that help to construct, organize, and run the sophisticated greenhouse structures. The same technologies and services are exported around the world, making the Dutch a driving force in horticulture everywhere, including the indoor cultivation of medicinal cannabis.