Netherlands to offer innovative food production training.
Changemaker International and Capacity Africa have organized a trade mission for Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders to Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models.
The three-day mission, slated between June 11-15th, with a strong emphasis on horticulture but incorporating general agribusiness seeks to expose Kenya to the world’s best developed and sustainable economy driven by innovative agribusiness production, said spokesperson John Karegwa, in a statement.
Other partners include Greentech Trade Expo, biggest horticultural trade show in the world (www.greentech.nl) and the Netherlands Export Combination (NEC).
“The key objective of the mission is to strengthen local production systems, access to international markets, stimulate local food production and expand investment opportunities in agribusiness”, Mr. Karegwa added.
Experts and visionaries from the international horticultural industry, research institutes and governmental institutions will share their insights and experience with the Kenyan delegates.
Specific direct benefits are opportunities for financing, subsidies on machinery and equipment; sales contracts from Netherlands as well as technical assistance.
Trade volumes between the two countries stood at Sh60 billion in 2016 with Netherlands being the third largest trading partner for Kenya.
Key Kenyan exports to Netherlands include horticulture with Kenya importing machinery, chemicals and services.
Netherlands is the second largest exporter and importer of agribusiness products and has positioned itself as a world leader in cutting edge agricultural innovations