On 5 October the Netherlands Embassy organized a Netherlands-Japan Horticulture Seminar about Profitable Greenhouse Business in Japan. The event took place at the Agro Innovation Fair at Tokyo Big Sight The key topic was to realize higher Yields with Less Costs. More than 120 participants attended the seminar. Representatives from the Ministry, regional prefectures, growers participated, as large non-agricultural companies who are considering to step in the horticultural sector.
The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) jointly organized on Wednesday 4 October the second subcommittee meeting about Innovation in Horticulture. The sub-committee was organised in the framework of the “Japan-Netherlands Dialogue on Agricultural Cooperation” which started in 2016. The meeting took place at Tokyo Big Sight during Agro Innovation 2017, an international agricultural and horticultural machinery and equipment exhibition.
On Friday 25 August 2017, Delphy Japan and Seiwa organised a horticulture seminar in Tokyo for growers. The purpose of the seminar was to achieve high-yield cultivation of horticultural crops by learning from expertise in the Netherlands. More than 100 guests participated including Japanese horticultural growers, and specialists from prefectural governments.
Japan and the European Union are at a crucial moment in their attempt to sign a free trade deal as early as end of this week at a G20 meeting in Hamburg. One of the EU's main areas of interst is the protection of Giographical Indications (GI).
Journalisten van Japanse kranten met een totaal potentieel van 50 miljoen lezers kregen in een mediatour van 2 dagen uiteenlopende aspecten van de land- en tuinbouw te zien. Leidraad was de intrigerende vraag: waarom is het kleine Nederland de 2e grootste exporteur van landbouwproducten in de wereld?