Dutch Greenhouse Delta and Westland partner
Added on 12 December 2022
Nowhere in the world, food is grown more efficiently than here
”The cooperation with Municipality of Westland is of significant added value to contribute to the realization of our ambitions,” states Joep van den Bosch, member of DGD’s Executive Board. The horticulture sector accounts for 20-25 billion euros in annual turnover, leaving only the port of Rotterdam ahead of it. Not only a ripe tomato, but the yet-to-be-germinated seed comes from the Westland municipality. Top innovation, sustainability, and an eye for health and happiness come together here. Nowhere in the world is cultivation more efficient.
Bouke Arends, Mayor of the Municipality of Westland: “To be able to feed the growing world population without harming the climate, the world cannot do without the innovations from the Dutch greenhouse horticulture cluster. This is also recognized internationally. Not surprisingly, the municipality of Westland receives many foreign delegations every year who come here to learn how to produce their own food. And not surprisingly, companies active in greenhouse horticulture, are active all over the world.”
The triple helix approach is the key to success
The key to success is the Dutch cooperation between government, industry and (applied) science (triple helix). By working together and learning from each other, we as a small country are now leading the way in sustainable food production. Dutch Greenhouse Delta joins forces within the triple helix. We work closely with other industry associations and collective initiatives in the Netherlands and maintain good relationships with Dutch government agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), and NL Works. We also seek cooperation with other sectors such as water, mobility, energy, and logistics. This allows us to offer total solutions on a Dutch foundation.
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