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‘Responding to consumer requirements in order to make optimal use of vertical farming opportunities’

Vertical farming projects are now sprouting up all over the world. Signify and BASF’s Vegetable Seeds Business are actively involved with these types of projects. They have emphasised the importance of specifically focussing as much of a vertical farming project on the consumer’s needs and requirements as possible. Both parties are looking into how they can strengthen and support each other here.

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BOAL GROUP – THE GREEN FUTURE OF GREENHOUSES

CEO Adri Pols talks about BOAL Group’s emergence from a family-owned aluminium company to a global player in the horticultural industry & their drive towards sustainability.

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Growing together by sharing the Chinese ‘pie’

The horticultural sector in China is on the rise; the country is increasingly focusing on its own food supply. This brings with it the necessary challenges, among others in the field of energy and water consumption, labor, and knowledge. Hoogendoorn Asia tries to support Chinese market gardeners in various areas, together with a partner such as DGD. “Sustainability also means entering into partnerships with parties who have the same values and are pursuing the same dream.”

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Young Indian growers look forward to technical tools

Horticulture in India is at the beginning of a strong evolution from open to covered crops. In the short term, this mainly concerns the mid-tech segment, in which many existing growers are making great strides by investing in fairly simple net and foil greenhouses. Syngenta is stimulating this development and also wants to look at longer-term developments with DGD.

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PIB India helps to market Dutch horticultural technology in India

“The moment growers realize that there is too much water when growing in the open ground and that considerable savings can be made on water in other cultivation systems, Meteor Systems comes into play. Our mission is to translate traditional horticultural knowledge into modern technologies,” explains Peter Lexmond, Commercial Director of Meteor Systems. The program of Partners for International Business (PIB), focused on India, will soon start and Meteor Systems is one of the companies that is stepping in.

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Fulco Wijdooge

‘Big market for mid-tech in China’

The covered cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flowers is in great swing all over China. “This varies from very large-scale high-tech greenhouses to small-scale companies, which are developing strongly technically. High-quality Venlo greenhouses are emerging, but the acreage of tunnel greenhouses for the cultivation of soft fruit, for example, is still growing rapidly,” says Fulco Wijdooge.

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Increasing Chinese attention to the practical operation of greenhouses

Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD): Industrial clusters of the entire value chain, helps to drive the development of China’s protected agriculture. In China, the middle class and the need for fresh and safe food are growing rapidly, but at the same time, the Chinese agricultural sector is struggling with several sustainability issues. Dutch knowledge and horticultural experience provide optimal solutions for the development of sustainable agriculture in China

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Gloria Zhang

‘‘DGD is a good partner in the Chinese market”

Chinese greenhouse horticulture is evolving at a rapid pace. And in the years to come, it shows the possibilities of speeding up, even more, expects Gloria Zhang of climate screen supplier Svensson. But there are also challenges to overcome: among others, the high energy prices and the moderate horticultural expertise level. Gloria is confident that “the collaboration with Dutch Greenhouse Delta and the PIB China will help to present Svensson’s value in the market and working together with all the members allows us to provide a total solution of the value chain to growers in this country.”

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