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World’s second greatest exporter of agricultural make, Netherlands is eager to take a look at collaborations with Indian agricultural and dairy entrepreneurs and organisations to innovate systems that maximize the yield, handle water problems and attain the sustainability objectives.

A prime diplomat from the Netherlands has knowledgeable that a collaboration on technological know-how and analysis would give scalability and benefit for the processing field in India.

Talking to BusinessLine, Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Nepal and Bhutan, stated that the state focuses on the locations of agriculture, overall health, water administration and climate change.

“We imagine there is a substantial potential in Indian agriculture sector and there is a need to have for innovation to maximize yield, handle water problems, shortages and benefit-addition. From new crop kinds, substantial-high quality seeds, to maximize yields and over-all agricultural creation, we see a whole lot of prospects to bring in Dutch systems and corporations in this substantial sector of India,” reported the Ambassador.


Dutch corporations are bringing systems on potato and greens processing to maximize farmers’ incomes and cut down food items losses, also, the seeds from Dutch seed corporations adapted to Indian agronomic conditions are effectively-outfitted to enable farmers deal with switching (climatic) situations. This, in addition to abilities on processing biomass and greenhouse technological know-how from the Netherlands is found boosting resilience and productivity of farmers.

In the allied sectors these types of as dairy house, the Netherlands is checking out techniques to deploy Dutch systems to make India’s dairy house additional productive and marketable. With an export benefit of almost USD 6.4 billion (approx Rs 48,500 crore), the Netherlands is between the world’s key dairy exporters. It has one particular of the greatest milk yield with 1.3 million tonnes of milk creation from about 1.5 million cows. As towards this, India has whole milch animal populace of a hundred twenty five.34 million and has annual milk creation of 188 million tonnes as on 2018-19.

Dairy farmers use about 60 per cent of the agricultural land in the Netherlands. This is in stark distinction to India, the place dairy sector supports about 70 million rural homes – mostly tiny and marginal or landless farmers.

The higher milk yield, according to Berg, is linked to improved high quality cattle-feed – an location of innovation to attain substantial productivity. “Also, you need to have a cold chain to shop, address and transportation milk and items in a fantastic problem to provide and export. In the dairy sector we are also looking into opportunities to bring technological know-how innovation and see whether they are applicable also in the Indian context.

We are partaking with the Central ministries in this regard,” reported Berg, who is main a delegation of Dutch Organizations for the tenth version of Agri Asia 2021 trade display in Gandhinagar all through December nine-eleven.


The Netherlands is further more checking out a close collaboration with corporations, Condition and Central governments and R&D organisations as effectively as the tutorial institutions. Bringing a drastic change and deploy fashionable systems keep on being a challenge considering the traditional tactics of farming, Berg mentioned, “It is crucial to realise this context to be thriving in carry out the changes in agriculture. In India, the share of Indian agriculture to the GDP is tiny considering the amount of individuals associated in it. So there is a need to have for innovation, to upscale and bring benefit in processing. All this with a sustainability dimension,” reported Berg.

The participant corporations arrived from varied locations of horticulture and floriculture to processing, seed creation and dairy, bringing special technological know-how solutions to give to enhance agriculture in Gujarat and make it additional resilient.

“We aim to showcase and use systems from the Netherlands to at some point use the abilities and tech to add to productivity, earning potential and resilience of Indian farmers,” reported Amlan Bora, Commissioner (Trade & Expenditure), Netherlands Business Help Business (NBSO) in Ahmedabad.