Monday 24th of August, the Dutch members of the platform including Kenlog were invited by the Vietnamese Embassy for a courtesy meeting with the new ambassador Mr. Pham Viet Anh. The members had the opportunity to introduce their companies and to inform the new ambassador about the platform. In the meeting they discussed how to continue and strengthen their cooperation in order to bring the Vietnamese horticultural sector to the next level. What is the need of the Vietnamese horticultural sector and how could the platform contribute to this.
Wednesday, August 19, Verbos and Kenlog provided the Agricultural Counsellor of Malaysia in the Netherlands Mr. Muhamed Salim Mohd Ali and his colleagues Mrs. Fariha Binti Edrous and Mr. René van der Laan more insight into the Dutch horticultural sector with a visit to the World Horti Center. They also discussed the project with KF Farm in Johor Bahru in Malaysia which is implemented by a consortium consisting of Luiten Greenhouses, DATT, Rijk Zwaan, Van der Knaap Group, Verbos and Kenlog. Currently, the team is conducting a feasibility study for protected cultivation of tomatoes and chilies in tropical lowlands. The expectation is to start building the first greenhouses early next year.