Dutch to commission agricultural report

via Dutch to commission agricultural report | The Herald January 12, 2015

The Royal Netherlands Embassy will commission a report on the agriculture sector next month that is expected to reap significant investment from the Dutch country, Ambassador to Zimbabwe Zambia and Malawi, Gera Sneller has said.

In an interview, Ambassador Sneller said the report will point to areas that could be of interest to Netherlands firms willing to invest in Zimbabwe.

“We will shortly be commissioning a report on the agricultural sector, the report basically points in directions where Dutch businesses could find opportunities here in Zimbabwe.

“We have invited both ministries of finance and agriculture to the launch in February. It is our hope that the report will bring investment into the country,” she said.

Sneller said the embassy had chosen the agricultural sector as Netherlands is strong in the sector and a force to reckon with in horticulture.

“The conditions here are very good for agriculture, the Dutch used to have a strong foothold here.”

She called on Government to improve the business climate in the country.

“Investors need to be assured that their investments will be safe in Zimbabwe. We also need to show them the opportunities that are in the country. This is a shared responsibility between the embassy and Government.”

She said the embassy will soon start working with the Netherlands Africa Business Council, which is an organisation focused on fostering trade relations between Netherlands and African states.

The corporation will focus on agriculture, tourism and water service sectors.


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    Doris 6 years ago

    Yeah, and the Dutch have been buying “stolen” fresh produce for years. Saw it with my own eyes. I knew the farm where the veg had been grown. The veg were reaped where they had not been sown, by the land grabber. Dutch company should have been sued for receiving stolen goods. I told them so.

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    Nyoni 6 years ago

    The Dutch simply do not care who they deal with as long as it benefits them. They have slept with dictators before and continue to do so. What hypocrites Europeans are.

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    Mandevu 6 years ago

    its just a game really. Everyone trying hard to get their hands on key assets and initiatives in Zimbabwe. The Russians and Chinese have a head start, but the others are working hard to catch up. Who loses out? Well, just the ordinary Zimbabwe citizen. ZPF you have so much to answer for, it is going to take years to put you all away, but we will relish every moment