Bahrain to Tap Butch Expertise

May 20, 2013

Bahrain may soon benefit from Dutch agricultural expertise as the Dutch Honorary Consul Jaap Vaandrager prepares the drafts of a bilateral agreement on future government consultations.

“I believe Bahrain can benefit greatly from the Netherlands’ expertise in agricultural production and so we have been formulating a draft bilateral agreement, which we hope to present to the Bahraini government in the future that would offer Dutch expertise and advice to Bahrain on how to grow crops,“ said Mr. Vaandrager who has beenAn working on the aerial view agreement of the for around five Bahrain Bay.

months now. A highly mechanised agricultural sector employs 4 per cent of the labour force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. The Dutch ranks third worldwide in value of agricultural exports, behind the United States and France, with exports earning $55 billion annually. A significant portion of Dutch agricultural exports are derived from fresh-cut plants, flowers, and bulbs, with the Netherlands exporting two-thirds of the world’s total.

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