On Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December, two seminars took place on the initiative of the Agricultural Board of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow, which shed light on the chances and opportunities of the agricultural and food sector in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Additionally, experiences of doing business in these countries was shared by various organisations.
Seminar Agro Food sector in Uzbekistan
Since new President Mirziyoyev took office, a wind of change has been blowing through Uzbekistan; a country ten times larger than the Netherlands and which consists of about 30 million consumers. Thanks to political and economic reforms, the climate for doing business has improved considerably. Besides, the Uzbek government encourages its own agricultural sector and production, resulting in a need for (Dutch) starting material, innovative technology and practice-based knowledge.
In the first half of 2019, both a trade mission and a Holland Pavilion will be organised at the AgroTech Expo for the Agro-Food sector in Uzbekistan.
Seminar fruit sector in Russia and Kazakhstan
Both the Russian and the Kazakh governments are also encouraging their own fruit sectors and need starting material, innovative technology and practice-based knowledge from the Netherlands. For instance, in Kazakhstan, 80 per cent of which is agricultural land, 700 million euro was invested in this sector just in 2018 (an increase of 18.4 per cent). The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality conducted sector research in both countries, and the results and overviews of this were presented during the seminar.
At the end of the day, an official signing of the Covenant Dutch Fruit Solutions in Kazakhstan took place.
Please click here (link to Dutch article) for the covenant Dutch Fruit Solutions.
Please click here (link to Dutch article) for more information about the research into opportunities for the Netherlands in the Russian fruit supply chain.
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