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China lifts horticulture to a higher level with Dutch help

In a large greenhouse in the middle of the country in the province of Anhui, hundreds of people are working. For the last five years they have been working in this modern demonstration greenhouse. "My parents' generation was very poor, but our lives have improved hugely," says Wang Changlan, as she waters plants with her husband.

The greenhouse is intended to give growers an impression of what new techniques there are. But cultivation manager Huang Xingxue also sees a lot of regular people coming to the greenhouses. "We've noticed that not just growers come here, so do interested tourists."

At Xia Xinfa's Agri-Tech company, young grafts are grown for local growers. Previously the growers had to grow the grafts themselves, which meant the quality wasn't always good. Xia Xinfa can now guarantee this: "The harvest has increased by 20 percent. Last year we grew 3000 grafts, in 2020 this should be 100 million."

The company gets seeds and techniques from abroad. There are Dutch tomatoes on the menu and Xia will travel to the Netherlands again this month to study the newest breeding chambers. "The Netherlands is far ahead in the area of agriculture. Including the facilities, techniques, new varieties and leadership in agricultural companies. We can learn a lot in these areas."

Read more at (Marieke de Vries)

Publication date: 1/4/2018



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