A centre for excellence for potato-seed is all set to come up in Gujarat, through a collaboration between Indian and Dutch companies.
The creation of the centre for excellence is being facilitated by Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO), with a view to helping produce better quality potatoes which will help improve the yield per hectare of potatoes.
Alphonsus Stoelinga, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to India visted Ahmedabad at the kick-start ceremony of Gujarat Seed Valley Federation (GSVF).
“We aim to produce better quality seed-potato with the use of latest technology and innovative farming processes.”
“This will not just improve the quality of seed potatoes for the farmers of Gujarat but also help improve the yield.”
Stoelinga said that a similar facility was inaugurated in Mohali, in 2016, as a joint venture between an Indian company and a Dutch company (Mahindra and HZPC).
The location for the centre for excellence in Gujarat is yet to be finalized, said sources in the NBSO.