To conclude the NederVanille project on October 1, 2015, a video was made, in collaboration with Joris Elstgeest, one of the growers in the project, and Filip van Noort, researcher at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. This video gives a brief overview of what the consortium is working on, and what hurdles need to be taken before NederVanille can become a success.
Vanilla is mostly grown in warmer countries and exported to countries like Holland. The Dutch researchers are looking at growing it more efficient and without chemicals and pesticides, moreover the organic way. They research the cultivation possibilities, but as well as this they look at the marketing ; perhaps greenhouse vanilla can be sold as a retail plant eventually.
Source: Wageningen UR