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Thursday 3 June 2021

Dutch Companies Investing $200 mln in Agribusiness of Kazakhstan


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NUR-SULTAN / ex Astana (Satrapia) — A delegation of heads of Dutch companies in the field of the agribusiness arrived on a working visit to Kazakhstan. During the week, investors plan to take part in a joint round table, sign a number of commercial documents on the implementation of new investment projects, and also get acquainted with the investment opportunities of the regions.

The delegation included the heads of such large Dutch companies in the field of greenhouse production of the fifth and sixth generations as Food Ventures, KUBO, Van Der Hoeven, Certhon, Gakon, Dalsem and others; as well as manufacturers of modern agricultural equipment companies Hoogendoorn, Svensson, Gakon, Priva and biological plant protection products Koppert Biological Systems, leaders of seed production Solynta, Rijk Zwaan and heads of associations Dutch Greenhouse Delta and HVA International.

Within the framework of the working trip, a Kazakhstan-Netherlands agribusiness round table was held with the participation of business representatives fr om the two countries. During the event, Dutch companies shared their vision of the development of a modern agribusiness, the transition to sustainable agriculture and the introduction of new breeding solutions using advanced digital technologies, including artificial intelligence and Big Data technology.

A total amount of more than €200 mln or more than 100 bln tenge. on the part of Kazakhs Invest, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, systematic work continues to develop and strengthen investment cooperation. So, in addition to the energy sector, the agribusiness sector is called upon to become the main driver in this direction.

Kazakhstan id interested in Dutch companies both from the point of view of direct investments and from the point of view of transfer of advanced technologies.

The weekly program of the visit of the Dutch agribusiness delegation includes a visit to Almaty, Aktobe and West Kazakhstan regions, where it is planned to organize meetings with regional leaders and representatives of the regional business community in order to discuss the details of project implementation. During this trip, the foundation stone of a new project for the construction of a $35 mln greenhouse complex with the participation of the Dutch company Van Der Hoeven will take place.

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  • A lot of the farmers in Ontario Canada are of Dutch decent.

  • Agriculture must change, industrial fishing must be limited. Kazakhstan should guard against all our mistakes instead of trying to imitate them.

  • Port Augusta in South Australia uses seawater in a green house to grow tomatoes in the desert.

  • The Netherlands is one of the smallest countries in the EU, but the largest exporter of agricultural products. This is because the country relies heavily on research and innovation to make agriculture more productive and profitable than in France.

  • Indeed. Dutch agriculture is one of the most technological in the world. On farms in the Netherlands, all tasks are now automated. Self-driving trailers in the middle of farms, chickens raised with infrared cameras and fed by computer, and vegetables that grow without sunlight.

  • Why do we want at all costs to turn the villagers into sub-proletarians and future unemployed of the cities? This ultra-automation of farms only shifts the problems to the cities. We should rather subsidise traditional agriculture so that it remains profitable, like in Switzerland.

  • If I ask you who do you think is the World’s biggest potato exporter, you might answer America or maybe China! Those are big countries, with good soil and favourable climate. But despite all of this, the right answer is the Netherlands. In fact, they are the biggest food exporter right after the United States.

  • The reason why the Netherlands became so rich so early is that it was the lantern of the industrial revolution. Before steam engines ruled the world, Dutch windmills processed raw materials from all over Europe. Dutch windmills ground flour, pressed olives to make olive oil, etc. They also produced goods on a large scale. They also produced things on a large scale that required massive heating. They were able to do this because of the ease of building canals in the Netherlands, which made it possible to transport peat cheaply as fuel.

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