Dutch companies look to bring efficiency, innovation for Indian agri, dairy space

World’s 2nd biggest exporter of agricultural deliver, Netherlands is keen to check out collaborations with Indian agricultural and dairy entrepreneurs and organisations to innovate systems that increase the yield, address h2o concerns and reach the sustainability aims.

A major diplomat from the Netherlands has knowledgeable that a collaboration on technology and investigation would deliver scalability and value for the processing industry in India.

Talking to BusinessLine, Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Nepal and Bhutan, stated that the place focuses on the parts of agriculture, well being, h2o administration and climate improve.

“We feel there is a massive possible in Indian agriculture sector and there is a need to have for innovation to increase yield, address h2o concerns, shortages and value-addition. From new crop versions, large-good quality seeds, to increase yields and all round agricultural production, we see a whole lot of alternatives to provide in Dutch systems and firms in this massive sector of India,” explained the Ambassador.


Dutch firms are bringing systems on potato and greens processing to increase farmers’ incomes and slice down food losses, also, the seeds from Dutch seed firms adapted to Indian agronomic conditions are very well-outfitted to assist farmers offer with changing (climatic) problems. This, in addition to knowledge on processing biomass and greenhouse technology from the Netherlands is witnessed improving resilience and productivity of farmers.

In the allied sectors these kinds of as dairy room, the Netherlands is checking out strategies to deploy Dutch systems to make India’s dairy room a lot more productive and marketable. With an export value of just about USD 6.4 billion (approx Rs 48,five hundred crore), the Netherlands is among the world’s major dairy exporters. It has just one of the best milk yield with 1.3 million tonnes of milk production from about 1.5 million cows. As against this, India has whole milch animal inhabitants of a hundred twenty five.34 million and has once-a-year milk production of 188 million tonnes as on 2018-19.

Dairy farmers use about sixty for each cent of the agricultural land in the Netherlands. This is in stark contrast to India, exactly where dairy sector supports about 70 million rural households – mostly compact and marginal or landless farmers.

The better milk yield, according to Berg, is similar to greater good quality cattle-feed – an place of innovation to reach large productivity. “Also, you need to have a chilly chain to store, treat and transport milk and items in a fantastic situation to provide and export. In the dairy sector we are also seeking into prospects to provide technology innovation and see whether or not they are relevant also in the Indian context.

We are partaking with the Central ministries in this regard,” explained Berg, who is major a delegation of Dutch Companies for the 10th edition of Agri Asia 2021 trade clearly show in Gandhinagar in the course of December 9-eleven.


The Netherlands is further checking out a near collaboration with firms, State and Central governments and R&D organisations as very well as the tutorial establishments. Bringing a drastic improve and deploy modern day systems keep on being a obstacle taking into consideration the standard tactics of farming, Berg famous, “It is essential to realise this context to be prosperous in put into action the modifications in agriculture. In India, the share of Indian agriculture to the GDP is compact taking into consideration the range of people concerned in it. So there is a need to have for innovation, to upscale and provide value in processing. All this with a sustainability dimension,” explained Berg.

The participant firms came from diverse parts of horticulture and floriculture to processing, seed production and dairy, bringing distinctive technology answers to offer to boost agriculture in Gujarat and make it a lot more resilient.

“We aim to showcase and use systems from the Netherlands to eventually use the knowledge and tech to lead to productivity, earning potential and resilience of Indian farmers,” explained Amlan Bora, Commissioner (Trade & Financial commitment), Netherlands Organization Assist Place of work (NBSO) in Ahmedabad.