Agriculture World

Netherlands to Help Indian Farmers Improve Farm Productivity

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter of agriculture and food products. In 2018 its total agricultural exports were worth 90 billion Euros but that’s not the reason why the Dutch horticultural sector is active in India as investors and providers of costs efficient solutions. They are in India because they are able to combine Dutch supply and Indian demand into hybrid solutions that are at the same time climate change resilient, cost conscious and high quality. Dutch horticultural companies, research and education institutions have shown themselves to be reliable partners doing business in India and they have every intention to continue and expand.

The India-Netherlands Technology Summit 2019 provides a high profile and wide-ranging platform for businesses, knowledge institutions and government to forge partnership and boost innovation, investment and trade. 'NEXUS' is the central theme of the summit, discussing how to co-create on pioneering innovative solutions for global challenges related to  Agriculture, Water, Food and Good Health.

Agriculture Universities such as Wageningen University & Research are discussing collaboration with Indian Universities and Research Institutions on a regular basis, of course in the context of the State Visit more intensively. 

The same goes for other Dutch universities like Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University and Nijmegen University, who also work on related topics, including animal health and nutrition. in the Netherlands are Planning some joint  Programmes with Indian Institutions.

The Krishi Jagran/Agriculture World met Mr. Frederik Vossenaar, Special Envoy, Directorate-General for Agriculture, International and Agro-economic Policy and discussed about the country’s interest in India. (Please refer the video).

https://youtu.be/vDcMrybkHcU

Dutch companies are active across the whole spectrum, with a strong position in potatoes and food processing – particularly in North India – and in horticulture in South India and vocational education and training across India.

Dutch also plans to help Indian farmers improve farm productivity. 

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