Virtual tour to the World Horti Center co-organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
As part of the Action2020 Hungary Food and Nature program the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organized a unique digital, live-guided tour to the World Horti Center (WHC) on 9 July, 2020. The WHC is the knowledge and innovation center for international greenhouse horticulture in the Netherlands.
The organizers invited company leaders and representatives, academics, experts, researchers of the sector and the press to get an insight into this leading platform where business, education, research and government jointly innovate, connect, inspire and share knowledge. It is situated in Naaldwijk in the Netherlands, a country which is a frontrunner of greenhouse horticulture and is the world’s second exporter of agricultural products.
The tour was opened by René van Hell, the ambassador of the Netherlands to Hungary, and Irén Márta, managing director of BCSDH. After that, Joep Hendricks, CEO of WHC, Mark Zwinkels, Director International of WHC and Gert Stiekema, Executive Director of Topsector Horticulture and Starting Materials presented the operation of WHC.
Participants could learn how the Triple Helix model works in practice, how WHC contributes to increase the level of sustainability in the horticulture sector, also outside of the Netherlands, and how WHC involves students of all levels to help solve issues and challenges in the future.