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Launch of Growing Solutions Kenya

Dutch government sponsored program to support Kenyan veg growers

On Friday September 18th, Growing Solutions Kenya was launched during the Naivasha Horticultural Fair. The launch was carried out by Mr. Bert Rikken, agricultural counsellor, Peter Muthee, director of Latia Resource Centre, local partner of Growing Solution Kenya and Mr. Harm Maters, chairman of Growing Solutions, by unveiling the Growing Solutions billboard. Growing Solutions Kenya is a Dutch government sponsored program aiming to support small and medium sized vegetable growers. 

´┐╝Mr. Peter Muthee. Managing director at Latia Resource Center (left), Mr. Bert Rikken (right), Agricultural counsellor and Mr. Harm Maters, chairman of Growing Solutions (far right) unveiling the Growing Solutions billboard at the Naivasha Fair

The program is implemented by a consortium of 12 Dutch greenhouse technology providers. Mr. Rikken during his introduction explained that with the implementation of Growing Solutions, the Dutch government intends to give a positive impulse to the Kenyan vegetable growing sector, while creating business opportunities for Dutch technology suppliers. Mr. Maters stressed in his presentation that training of small & medium sized vegetable growers will be crucial to the future success of the program. 

During the training local growers will be informed on the advantages of the technology in terms of sustainability and cost effective production of vegetables in greenhouses. Growing Solutions Kenya will set up three demo-units at Latia Resource Centre at which innovative greenhouse production technology adapted to the local production conditions will be demonstrated. 

For further information 
Growing Solutions Kenya 
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