Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland week 45, 2023

Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland is de wekelijkse nieuwsbrief van het LNV Attaché Netwerk. U wordt iedere week geattendeerd op nieuws, activiteiten en achtergrondinformatie van onze LNV teams die werkzaam zijn op de economische afdelingen van 60 Nederlandse ambassades en/of consulaten en van daaruit 80 landen bedienen. Via de link onderaan kunt u collega's attenderen om zich ook te abonneren.

EUROPE - Hungary: food prices rose further in 2023

Meat processing faces issues; pumpkin had a good year; the dairy industry continues to struggle; the latest industry figures; and a Hungarian wins prestigious international women wine makers' award.  Read more in this weekly briefing on agriculture, food and nature news in Hungary.

Hungary's food prices rose further in 2023

Vegetables in plastic and wooden crates outside a grocery store on the street in Budapest, Hungary
Beeld: ©Zoltán Szászi

- Romania: the European Horticulture Congress 2024

If horticulture is constantly on your mind, in your heart and basically in your genes, then we might have interesting news for you. Let us introduce to you The European Horticulture Congress (EHC), 2024 edition which will be organised from May 12-16, 2024.

The European Horticulture Congress 2024 in Romania

- Spain: climate change threatens to rise water prices

The OECD warns that Spain has one of the lowest water price in Europe, a situation that does not match to its water scarcity. Farmers respond that it is "impossible" to assume a price increase. The UN rapporteur indicates that the first thing is to ensure adequate water governance in the country.

Climate change threatens to rise water prices in Spain


AMERICAS - Argentina: fostering sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation

The Netherlands, as many countries, is busy writing their National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan. One of the agreed upon targets focuses on reducing the global footprint of consumption, one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. Humanity’s use of biological resources continues to exceed the Earth’s capacity to regenerate them. It is essential that the reduction occurs in an equitable manner. Currently some areas of the world are having a disproportionately large impact on the global footprint of consumption while others are consuming resources at far lower rates.  The Netherlands is committed to reducing her footprint in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

Argentina: fostering sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation

- Colombia: Dutch success at agricultural and floriculture fairs

The Expo Agrofuturo, Expoplantas and Proflora Fairs in Colombia were the perfect setting for participation of Dutch companies. They showed and promoted their products, services and sustainable solutions for the Colombian market. They connected with clients, set up new contacts, and got to now the country during the most important fairs of the agricultural, nursery and floriculture sectors, respectively.

Dutch success at Colombian agricultural and floriculture fairs

ASIA - Japan: harmony between nature and agriculture

Japan is increasingly trying to stimulate environmentally friendly farming practices that integrate nature. With its unique farming conditions and the need to address the challenges faced by rural communities, the country is embracing a collective approach to rejuvenate its agricultural sector. However, the fast-aging rural population poses significant complications, and the results of these efforts have been mixed.

Harmony between nature and agriculture: Japan is on its way

Terraced fields
Beeld: ©Pixabay

MIDDLE EAST - Saudi Arabia: improving self-sufficiency levels

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia nature-inclusive, or regenerative agriculture is considered a sustainable way to increase food security. In its reform agenda named Vision2030, the country has formulated important plans on how to increase the use of technology, promote organic farming and increase the use of water-saving methods. Food security is a priority in all the Gulf countries and sustainable agriculture has gained enormous attention. Yet, it is still in its early stages of development and needs Dutch expertise in the fields of horticulture, poultry, aquaculture, and agri-logistics.

Arid Saudi Arabia wants to improve self-sufficiency levels

Green Riyadh
Beeld: ©Richard Mortel/CC BY 2.0 / Richard Mortel/CC BY 2.0


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