Formal Establishment of the Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Platform

Dutch companies and institutions decided to strengthen their capacities and capabilities in order to support the development of the Vietnamese horticulture and floriculture value chain. 

On the 19th of December a signing ceremony took place at the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in The Hague, the Netherlands, during which a group of Dutch companies and institutions formally established The Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Platform.

Members within this platform will strengthen their capacities and capabilities in order to provide knowledge, expertise and investments for the further development of the whole supply chain including seed breeding, crop cultivation, greenhouse and technology supply, post-harvest management, trading, logistics, design and engineering.

During this ceremony the Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Ngo Thi Hoa, expressed her full support and with the assistance of Mr. Nguyen Hai Tinh, the economic counsellor of the Embassy, the first contacts have already been established with Vietnamese counterparts.

Initiators and first members are: Axia Vegetable Seeds, Onings Holland Flower bulbs, Wageningen Food Biobased Research, Van der Valk Horti Systems, Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten, Kuiper Compagnons, Kenlog b.v.

*Left to right: Mr Fokke Kracht (Van der Valk Horti Systems), Ms Heike Axmann (Wageningen University & Research), Mr Theo Tiegelaar (Kenlog), Mr Fred Jansen (Kenlog), Ms Ngo Thi Hoa (ambassador), Mr Jeroen Haver (NL.IN.BUSINESS), Mr Paul Onings (Onings Holland Flower Bulbs), Mr Nguyen Hai Tinh (economic counsellor)