Dutch Greenhouse Delta publishes whitepaper India

‘A horticultural sector in its infancy but with enormous potential’

Dutch Greenhouse Delta launches a whitepaper about how Dutch knowledge and technology is enabling fast development of production efficiency and food safety in India. In this whitepaper, the India experts of Dutch leading companies discuss India’s challenges, opportunities, and solutions in the field of horticulture. Also, several successful projects with Dutch innovations are being presented.

Although the Indian greenhouse horticulture sector has far from matured, it offers plenty of opportunities. India is a rapidly growing giant, with an economic growth of 7 percent a year on average and a fast-increasing middle class, demanding quality products. The country is the world’s number two producer of vegetables and fruit and could become the major food exporter in the Asian region. Also, the country has a favourable investment climate.

On the other hand, India faces challenges such as water supply, extreme climate, harvest security and a poor functioning market chain. The current food production method is inefficient and can’t supply the growing population with enough fresh, affordable, safe, and sustainably grown food.

Dutch solutions can convert food supply challenges into opportunities

The country requires an upgrading of the existing horticulture to achieve higher production, consume less water and fertilizers, and achieve a better food quality. Together with Dutch Greenhouse Delta and Dutch horticultural cluster, India can convert food supply challenges into opportunities.

Desh Ramnath, Director DGD India, explains: “The Indian government is taking steps to facilitate investments in agri-food technology to realize modernization. They recognize that the Dutch horticultural knowledge cluster is unique due to its structured and integrated approach to horticultural projects. Because DGD with all its partners can provide complete solutions, it has the key to the main parties and upcoming projects.” Several Dutch projects and innovations have been realized over the last years, which are presented in this whitepaper.

Whitepaper on India now available

The whitepaper can be downloaded from the Dutch Greenhouse Delta website (scroll down to ‘Whitepaper’).

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

Join DGD India

Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD) is an international platform that represents and promotes the power of the Dutch horticultural sector worldwide, aiming to identify and accelerate opportunities. Within this foundation, partners join forces to enable collective growth. Are you interested in expanding your business in India? Join Dutch Greenhouse Delta India to learn more about the Indian market and form long-lasting partnerships with local contacts. DGD India offers a platform for companies to share knowledge, resources, and expertise to develop innovative solutions for fresh food production and establish a sustainable supply chain.