Dutch greenhouse experts see numerous opportunities to improve local food systems in India. Recently, it became clear that Indian vegetables and fruits contain alarmingly high levels of pesticides and chemicals, due to outdated agricultural practices. The Netherlands, known for its expertise in food safety solutions, holds the key to producing healthy food in India. This week, the Dutch partnership of leading horticultural companies, ‘NLHortiRoad2India,’ is embarking on its third journey to India. During World Food India, the Dutch delegation eagerly looks forward to connecting with Indian retailers, growers, and investors interested in investing in a healthier, more sustainable, high-quality, and profitable food system.
The trade mission to India begins with participation in World Food India, taking place from Friday, November 3rd, to Sunday, November 5th, at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. At this promising event, the Dutch horticulture sector will showcase its solutions for profitable food systems inside a captivating demo greenhouse. This greenhouse is not just an exhibit; it’s designed to provide visitors with a firsthand experience of the advantages of high-tech horticulture. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the high-tech greenhouse, observe the cutting-edge technology up close, and truly immerse themselves in the innovative world of Dutch horticulture
The cluster is also represented at The Netherlands Pavilion on the exhibition, where they are keen to engage in discussions with pioneers, early adopters, influencers, and potential partners regarding the implementation of innovative technologies to meet the growing market demand for high-quality fresh food.
Desh Ramnath, Director of Dutch Greenhouse Delta and Coordinator of NLHortiRoad2India, explains, “The Netherlands collaborates with countries around the world to improve local food systems. Combining India’s local expertise with our global knowledge and expertise, we can assist India in achieving greater self-sufficiency in food production. Profitably upscaling Indian horticulture with high-tech solutions is the primary focus of our consortium, NLHortiRoad2India, in collaboration with the Indian industry.”
Invitation to the Knowledge & Ideation Session on November 4th
In collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in India, a session on Indo-Dutch cooperation in Indian Horticulture will be held on Saturday, November 4th, between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. This event will take place at World Food India and has limited seats. It is tailored for investors, growers and retailers interested in making a positive impact on health, sustainability, quality, taste, and profitability, growers prepared to invest in advanced systems for cleaner, safer, and more profitable crops, and investors enthusiastic about supporting the future of Indian horticulture. Interested individuals can register here.
Trade Mission to Uttar Pradesh and Goa
The trade mission proceeds to Uttar Pradesh, where the local government is investing in new economies, knowledge, and collaboration to accelerate economic growth and prosperity. NLHortiRoad2India has been invited to explore how Indo-Dutch cooperation can enhance the economy in this state. Finally, the delegation will visit Goa to assess the opportunities presented by the robust infrastructure of this prosperous state. Discussions with the hospitality industry will focus on sustainability and improvements in the food supply chain to make a positive impact and enhance food quality, in line with market demands. The significant tourism in this region also offers substantial economic opportunities.