India is a country of 1.3 billion people and set to grow to 1.6 billion people in the coming years. The country is the second largest food exporter after China. With a rapidly growing population, the production of fresh, healthy and affordable food is one of the most important pillars for India’s future. Dutch Greenhouse Delta is India’s gateway to future-proof agriculture. Greenhouses and horticulture technology from the Netherlands can be a change maker in realising India’s food security ambitions. Let’s cultivate India’s sustainable food system together!

India Greenhouse

Collaboration between India and the Netherlands

Facing challenges such as urbanization, climate change, and the need for safe, nutritious food, there is a significant opportunity in leveraging the Netherlands’ horticultural expertise to produce safe, pesticide-free, and high-quality fruits and vegetables year-round. Dutch Greenhouse Delta wants create long-term partnerships to enhance India’s food supply, but also to drive economic growth, innovation, and sustainability, making India healthier, and more resilient. With India’s growing, young population and status as the world’s next largest economy, Indo-Dutch collaboration is poised to revolutionize the horticulture sector, aligning with both nations’ commitment to sustainable development and innovation.

HortiRoad2India; co-creating sustainable food systems in India 

NLHortiRoad2India is a multi-year public-private partnership. It aims to position the Dutch horticultural sector as a partner for India to meet India’s increasing demand for fresh, safe, and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, HortiRoad2India, will contribute to solutions to food challenges in India with a series of activities and programs. This program will strengthen long-term partnerships between the two countries. This partnership is coordinated by Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD), InnovationQuarter, and Rotterdam Partners and part of the RVO Partners for International Business (PIB) program.

Desh Ramnath, Director India at DGD: “Our partnership currently consists of leading suppliers and specialized companies active in international horticulture. With their variety of complementary products and services, they offer a sustainable and integral Fork2Farm solution. We combine Dutch horticultural excellence with local experience to provide Indian consumers with healthy food while generating jobs and income for all involved. Dutch technology and knowledge can also contribute to improving the production process and extending the shelf life of food. HortiRoad2India wants to be a long-term partner for the Indian horticultural sector.”

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Learn more about the specific challenges, chances, and solutions, discussed by the Indian experts working for Dutch horticultural suppliers. Also, successful Dutch projects in China, are presented in this whitepaper.

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This whitepaper explains how Dutch knowledge and technology is enabling fast development of production efficiency and food safety in India.

Learn more about the specific challenges, opportunities, and solutions, discussed by the India experts working for Dutch horticultural suppliers. Also, successful Dutch projects in India, are presented in this whitepaper.

Several parties and India experts have contributed to the paper, such as Dutch Greenhouse Delta, Broekman Logistics, Syngenta, Meteor Systems, Priva, Ridder, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects.

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