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Danish agriculture accounts for up to one fifth of Denmark's total exports.

The total agricultural area of Denmark is 2.7 mln hectares which amounts to 61 % of the country's total surface.The major food producing enterprises in Denmark are farmers’ co-operative companies. Denmark is in the lead when it comes to food quality and safety and the development of new agricultural products. 

The main crops in Denmark are small grains, mainly wheat and barley, covering more than half of the agricultural area. Fodder crops, mainly grass and maize for silage, amounts to 780,000 hectares, but Denmark is also an important producer of sales crops such as rape seed, sugar beets and grass seeds of various types. Vegetables and potatoes cover 60,000 hectares.

Danish farmers own and control the main processing and marketing industries for food products in our country, as farmer-owned cooperative dairies and slaughterhouses have a market share of more than 90 per cent of the annual production.

Denmark

The national speciality of Denmark are smørrebrød, open sandwiches that traditionally consist of a piece of buttered dense rye bread (rugbrød), topped with cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads, and garnishes.

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News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems
Sustainability experts to discuss solutions for the billion-euro food waste problem at the Great Taste - Zero Waste event on October 12 News

Sustainability experts to discuss solutions for the billion-euro food waste problem at the Great Taste - Zero Waste event on October 12

22 Sep 2021 The Great Taste – Zero Waste event will be live-streamed from Riga, Latvia on October 12, promoting sustainable food culture and providing solutions to minimize food waste
Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry EIT Food Projects

Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry

13 Aug 2021 The EIT Food Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry Workshop has reopened!
EIT Food Business Lunch: Spotlight on Danish plant-based startups News

EIT Food Business Lunch: Spotlight on Danish plant-based startups

01 Jun 2021 We are happy to continue the format of the EIT Food open online meetings and invite you to the next EIT Food Business Lunch webinar on the 18th of June 2021 at 11:00-12:30 CEST!
Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 News

Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021

12 Feb 2021 The call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 is open by the 26th of February!
A Shared Mission to Transform the Nordic Food System News

A Shared Mission to Transform the Nordic Food System

20 Jul 2020 Research and innovation agencies from the Nordics and EU have joined forces with EAT and the Nordic Food Policy Lab to co-create a first-of-its-kind shared mission on food systems transformation, demonstrating the role of public agencies in orchestrating the research, innovation and public participation necessary to accelerate a shift towards a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous society for all

Events

12 October 2021

Great Taste - Zero Waste Conference

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