Agro-food firms in West Flanders are industry leaders known for the world-class production and processing of meat, fish, vegetables, potatoes and grain. The province is home to Europe’s greatest concentration of frozen food companies.

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Family character in a competitive global market

Food is a big business in West Flanders: 900 food SMEs account for 16,000 jobs. The region’s network of companies and knowledge institutes makes West Flanders fertile soil for entrepreneurship.

Climatological and geographical conditions make West Flanders ideal for fishing and the cultivation of numerous crops, particularly vegetables and potatoes. The meat processing subsector is a significant regional employer.