Netherlands: All arrows aimed at vegetable starting material in Ethiopia

Published Oct 14, 2021

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The new Ethiopia–Netherlands Seed/Potato Partnership was signed in September 2021 and will start this year. The Agriculture team of the Dutch embassy in Addis Ababa sees a role for it by fully informing the Dutch agribusiness community about the new Partnership and, where possible, involving it in the planned activities.

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In addition, the aim is to support the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and its services in areas such as plant variety rights, testing and registration of new varieties, quality and phytosanitary. In August, an Ethiopian expert delegation visited the Netherlands to share knowledge and experience, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality had a market study carried out on Plant Propagation Material in Ethiopia. Read more under photo Seed/Potato Partnership The aim of the Ethiopia–Netherlands Seed/Potato Partnership (under the umbrella of SeedNL) is to help further develop the market segment of plant propagation material in Ethiopia in the context of food security. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a major financier, is closely involved in the implementation of the Partnership, which focuses on potatoes, vegetables, fruit and a number of important arable crops. Dutch agricultural companies active in this segment, sector organisations, knowledge institutes, ...
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