With the launch of Dutch Greenhouse Delta on Thursday 6 September a powerful international platform to tackle the problems facing the world and its major cities is born.
Global cities are growing and new metropolises will be added to the map in the coming decades. Increasing population density, climate change and resource scarcity such as water are increasing the demand for smart, integrated solutions for the production and distribution of tasty, healthy and safe food. Flowers and plants are indispensable, too, surrounding people with the beauty of nature, bringing colour to homes and even purifying the air.
The Netherlands is the largest exporter of food, plants, flowers and seeds – our technology and know-how in this industry are world-famous. It’s a unique achievement for a small, densely populated country. The Netherlands is the world champion in horticulture per square metre, thanks to a unique ‘ecosystem’ of growers, suppliers, greenhouse builders, installers, seed breeders, research institutes and universities. This ‘Dutch Delta’ offers opportunities and solutions for world cities such as Shanghai, Lagos, Jakarta and Sao Paulo. However, in order to tackle the problems facing the world and its major cities, we need to further join forces as a sector.
VB is a proud partner of Dutch Greenhouse Delta.
More information: www.dutchgreenhousedelta.com