REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DELF - The Dutch government through NufficNeso Indonesia has provided ten Stuned scholarships on tailor made training program in the field of horticulture to Indonesia`s Ministry of Agriculture. During the training, participants will learn the models of public-private partnerships in the Netherlands which will later on be applied in Indonesia.
According to Director of NufficNeso Indonesia Mervin Bakker, the scholarship recipients would participate in a training under the theme Public-Private Cooperation for Sustainable Horticulture Supply Chains from 24 September until 14 October 2012 at HAS Den Bosch University, in Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. "We are pleased that Directorate General of Horticulture choose the Netherlands to study. HAS Den Bosch University is one of the flagship campus in applied agriculture," Bakker said in a press release on Thursday..
The Netherlands has been known for a worldwide reputation in the field of agribusiness and horticulture. In addition to classroom training, the participants will also visit several companies in the Netherlands that have partnered with the government in promoting the horticulture industry, he added.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Horticulture Directorate General Mat Syukur said horticultural agribusiness development needs a comprehensive approach by taking into account all aspects and segments of agribusiness from upstream to downstream to maintain a balance of production, distribution and consumption, which can benefit all parties involved therein.
"One such way to carry out a comprehensive approach is by Supply Chain Management approach that is a network of interdependent organizations and cooperate profitably through the development of management systems for the improvement of the production and product distribution, as well as information and services provided from the farmers to the consumers," he explained.