Market Gardening

DESCRIPTION

CONDITONS

CASE SUDY

THE PROCESS

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  • Created on: 10-02-09 18:57

The Facts

MARKET GARDENING IS THE GROWING OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CUT FLOWERS AND BULBS

IT IS:

  • INTENSIVE
  • HIGH-TECH
  • LABOUR INTENSIVE
  • CAPITAL INTENSIVE
  • COMMERCIAL
  • ARABLE FARMING

CONDITIONS NEEDED:

  • LONG HOURS OF SUNSHINE (OR ARTIFICIAL LIGHT)
  • (GREENHOUSES)
  • FERTILE SOIL
  • GOOD TRANSPORT LINKS
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Case Study

MARKET GARDENING IN THE NETHERLANDS

LOCATED NEAR:

  • RAILWAYS
  • AIRPORTS
  • PORTS

TO KEEP GOODS FRESH FOR SALE AND TO GET PRODUCE TO BUYERS WORLD WIDE

  • PRODUCE 60% OF WORLDS CUT FLOWERS
  • MARKET GARDENING TAKES UP 5% OF LAND AREA IN THE NETHERLANDS
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The Process

INPUTS

  • LAND
  • GLASSHOUSES
  • HEATING
  • FERTILISER
  • PESTICIDES
  • IRRIGATION
  • SOIL
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • LABOUR
  • CAPITAL
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The Process Continued

PROCESSES

  • PLANTING
  • WATERING
  • PICKING
  • WEEDING
  • FERTILISING
  • SPRAYING
  • PACKING
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The Process Continued

OUTPUTS

  • CUT FLOWERS
  • BULBS
  • FRUIT
  • VEGETABLES
  • (POTTED PLANTS)
  • PROFIT
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