The Netherlands-Vietnam Floriculture Conference has marked the start of the floriculture mission from Vietnam to the Netherlands, involving government representatives, education institutes, and growers from three different Vietnamese provinces.
The conference centered around flower and ornamental plant cultivation, highlighting the collaboration between the Netherlands and Vietnam. This collaboration, rooted in a long and significant history, holds immense potential for the future. In Vietnam, the cultivation area for cut flowers, ornamental plants, and ornamental flowers spans 45,000 hectares, with Lam Dong as the key production area.
An important milestone in diplomatic relations was marked during the conference. In celebration of 50 years of diplomatic ties, the “Sutudo” Lily Bulb from Onings Holland Flowerbulbs (Paul Onings) was baptized by Ingrid Korving, Agricultural Counsellor of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam, and Vo Thi Ngoc Diep, Trade Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in The Hague.
Furthermore, the conference speeches underscored the collaboration’s significance and potential. Presentations by Lam Dong Province, Dong Thap Province, and Son La Province highlighted investment and trade opportunities in these Vietnamese provinces. Dutch companies and the Vietnamese delegation had the opportunity to network. The program concluded with an interactive tour of the World Horti Center.