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Argentina offers prospects for Dutch seed potato exporters

The political revolution in Argentina gives the economy a boost. The Dutch agricultural sector could definitely profit from it. Willem Aalders of Latam Produce states this on the eve of the Dutch trade mission to Argentina. Aalders has worked in Argentina since 2010. Latam Produce is a service provider that functions as an extension for producers and exporters of agricultural products from Argentina for the European market and the other way around. The company is the primary contact for European customers. Argentina is a country with an economic perspective with regard to agriculture and horticulture, according to Aalders. The average potato production has decreased from 40 to 30 tons per hectare during the past 5 years. Lack of qualitatively good seedlings is one of the main reasons. “The borders are opening again, payments are possible again. For exporters of seed potatoes the prospects will be better as soon as the import ban of European seedlings has been lifted. More

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