Mar 07, 2017

Netherlands assists SL to improve horticultural industry

The Netherlands has the knowledge, technology and capacities to support Sri Lanka with establishing an efficient and professional horticultural industry.

Over the years agriculture has become a priority for the Dutch Embassy in Colombo. An agricultural division has been established at the embassy and many activities have been organised to strengthen the agricultural cooperation between the two countries, Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry revealed.


The Netherlands is the world`s leading supplier of flowers, plants and trees. The Dutch horticultural sector is a global trendsetter, supplying markets all over the world, as well as being a leading innovator in greenhouse technology.

The Netherlands team in Colombo is willing to assist Sri Lanka whenever it requires more information about specific sectors or doing business in Sri Lanka, foreign ministry official said.

Netherlands Embassy in Colombo has prepared a Business Opportunity Report, to provide further insight into the opportunities in the horticultural sector and specific information for companies that are interested in business opportunities in this sector in Sri Lanka.

Also the launch of the new direct KLM route between Amsterdam and Colombo will make it easier to transport horticultural products to both countries.

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