Argentina and the Netherlands working to improve horticultural chain

Dutch and Argentinian experts took part in the Workshop "Redesigning the Argentinian Horticultural Chain", organized by the Secretariat for Agribusiness together with the University of Wageningen (WUR) and the Embassy of the Netherlands. The goal is to improve the quality and efficiency in the sector's production.

The Undersecretary of Agriculture, Luis Urriza, said that "with the support of the Netherlands and the WUR, we are promoting collaboration between the public sector, the private sector and researchers in what is called the "golden triangle." Based on this concept, we are carrying out activities, such as this workshop, to plan specific actions give a boost to the real economy of Argentina, both in 2019 and in the medium and long term."

During the event, it was agreed to use certain tools in order to reconfigure the supply chain and improve its efficiency from an agro-logistic approach. For this very reason, the goal is to achieve a direct impact on food safety and security, which will result in a final benefit for the consumer and society as a whole.

The list of topics addressed bilaterally included the post-harvest handling, agrologistics, greenhouse technology and irrigation water quality.

Another challenge that has arisen has to do with technology, as the contributions of genetics could make a difference. That is why Agroindustria highlighted the work carried out in partnership with the Honorable National Congress to make it possible to have a Seed Law allowing both national and foreign genetic development.

 

Source: revistachacra.com.ar


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