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Centre of excellence for seed potatoes planned in Gujarat

Centre of excellence for seed potatoes planned in Gujarat

Alphonsus Stoelinga, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to India opens the seed potato facility established by Mahindra and HZPC in Mohali Punjab in 2016.

August 6, 2018
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).

Alphonsus Stoelinga:

“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.
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Gujarat Seed Valley Federation is reportedly planning a seed potato center of excellence in Gujarat
Mahindra HZPC Private Limited is a (60:40) joint venture between Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd (the agri division of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,part of the $16.7 billion Mahindra Group) and the Dutch potato company HZPC Holland BV