Agriculture is one of the sectors which become the concern of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Government. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is continuously committed to creating a more sustainable agriculture sector in various countries including Indonesia. Therefore, the Kingdom of the Netherlands disburses 20 million Euro which is specifically used for agribusiness projects in various regions in Indonesia. This was conveyed by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia, Ferdinand Lahnstein to Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta, Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
“I think we’re spending 10 to 20 million Euro on 20 different projects, I would say, in Indonesia. It’s mainly on provincial level, so it’s only a limited, it’s done with central government. Most projects are on the sub-districts level,” Ferdinand Lahnstein.
Ferdinand Lahnstein added the Kingdom of Netherlands Government considered Indonesia is a country with a very large potential in the agricultural sector with great natural resources and biological diversity. He hopes through bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Indonesia can increase its capacity in the agricultural sector through the development of vocational schools and training in agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, fisheries, and agricultural technology and research./// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)