- The November 15–20 Dutch horticultural trade mission to Karnataka and Maharashtra in India has given the Dutch horticulture industry a great head start in positioning itself as a partner for India.
- One of the governments of India’s priorities is ensuring that food is safe, and there is a growing market for fruit and vegetables that are safe, fresh, and of high quality.
- This raises a lot of interest in how Dutch expertise and technology may help India’s horticulture industry create higher-quality goods in a sustainable and effective way.
- One of the initial tasks of the multi-year public-private partnership PIB NLHortiRoad2India was this assignment.
- The next years will see both incoming and outgoing trips to India, which will improve knowledge of the country’s fresh food industry.
Hortibiz Daily reported on a recent trade mission organized by the Dutch Greenhouse Delta the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bengaluru, InnovationQuarter, Rotterdam Partners, and the Dutch Embassy in New Delhi. Various leading organizations participated in the mission including Bayer- de Ruiter Seeds, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Horti XS, Lumiforte, Koppert, Meteor Systems, Priva, van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, and Viscon.
India’s climate is ideal for growing agricultural items including fruits, vegetables, spices, and fragrant plants. In India, the horticulture industry provides roughly 33% of the Gross Value Addition and generates over 320 million tons of goods (GDA). Since it requires a lot of labor, it offers many employment prospects, particularly for those living in rural areas. Horticulture has implemented cutting-edge methods that have enhanced productivity and export potential, leading to further expansion. 10% of the land in India is used for horticulture, which accounts for 33% of the agricultural value. The horticulture industry has been increasingly important to overall economic growth throughout time.
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