Asia, India, China, Middle East, Cultivation/Production, Seed

Indian-Dutch cooperation to set up centre for excellence for potato seed development

Related imageA centre for excellence for potato-seed is all set to become a reality in India’s Gujarat province, through a collaboration between Indian and Dutch companies. The setting up of the centre for excellence is being facilitated by the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO), with a view to helping produce better quality potatoes which will help improve the marketable yield of potatoes. “We aim to produce better quality seed-potato with the use of latest technology and innovative farming processes. This will not just improve the quality of seed potatoes for the farmers of Gujarat but also help improve the yield,” said Alphonsus Stoelinga, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to India, who was in Ahmedabad at the kick-start ceremony of Gujarat Seed Valley Federation (GSVF). “We will start a pilot project through collaboration between a Gujarat-based firm and a Dutch company,” said Amlan Bora, Trade and Investment Commissioner of Netherlands to Gujarat. Read more

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