Clootwijck Group participated in Potato Workshop in China

Dr. Frank Maas of Clootwijck Group participated and supported 22-24 July 2015 in the first workshops on Potato Gap China focused on sustainable potato production and processing.

 The program contained an opening ceremony, three keynote lectures on challenges and opportunities for the cultivation of potato in China, an excursion to a demo field with examples of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP), a seminar on specific Potato related topics and a matchmaking event. About 300 persons attended the Opening Ceremony and Keynote speeches. The excursion and seminar were attended by 100 persons which represented about 40 companies.

This successful workshop had been organized by:

–          Heilongjiang, Agricultural Academy of Science (HAAS)
–          Strategic Alliance for Industrial Technology Innovation of Potato (SAITIP)
–          Wageningen University

Next workshop (2016) will be held in Chabei – Zhangjiakou, home of Aviko-Snowvalley and the Sino-Dutch Agro-Food Science Park.

Source: Clootwijck Group participant information; Wageningen UR Press Release d.d. 19 aug 2015.