Recap Water Technology and Horticulture Trade Mission to the Gulf Region

From March 3rd to 7th, Dutch Greenhouse Delta had the privilege of leading a Dutch Water Technology and Horticulture Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the mission leader. The week kicked off in the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, and continued to the United Arab Emirates.

Dutch companies from the water and horticulture sectors participated in the mission to collectively provide solutions for global challenges related to sustainable water usage. While the Gulf states aim to increase local food production, the available water quantity for agriculture is also expected to decrease. In order to use every drop of water optimally and sustainably, Dutch companies exchanged ideas with government and industry representatives in both Gulf states to offer joint solutions.

The program was packed with valuable visits to key entities such as the Saudi Ministry of Investment (MISA), Green Riyadh, King Salman Park Foundation, Saudi Greenhouse Management Company, NEOM, TOPIAN, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Emirates Bio Farm EBF, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), and Silal.

This Trade Mission was organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) in cooperation with Dutch Greenhouse Delta,, Netherlands Water Partnership, and Water Alliance, with invaluable support from the Dutch embassies in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.