Netherlands companies enter Uzbekistan’s agricultural sector

TASHKENT (TCA) — Representatives of well-known Netherlands companies Lely and TST Agro attended agricultural exhibition Agro Expo Uzbekistan/Agrotech Expo in Tashkent last week, the Jahon information agency reported.

On November 8, the delegation held negotiations at the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On November 9, the delegation visited the Namangan region.

According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Benelux countries, these companies are planning to enter Uzbekistan’s market and become reliable partners.

Over the years, Lely has been successfully introducing its best practices and technologies, creating new jobs in developing countries. On the eve of the visit to Uzbekistan, the company announced its plans on creating an innovative Center for Netherlands technologies in agriculture.

A preliminary project with an estimated cost of 10 million euros provides for the creation of an agricultural cluster with full localization of production in Uzbekistan. It is planned to introduce advanced Netherlands technologies for land cultivation, development of animal husbandry, production of finished dairy products, recycling and storage of agricultural products.

An educational component is also envisaged, where scientists from Wageningen University will train Uzbekistan farmers in modern Netherlands’ technology.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, currently, the Embassy of Uzbekistan is negotiating with TST Agro to identify specific segments that will be in demand in the agricultural sector of Uzbekistan.

Sergey Kwan