With financial support from EP-Nuffic, an organisation which supports the international cooperation of education, HollandDoor successfully provided a 2-week-training course about protected cultivation in Cu Chi (HCMC, Vietnam). This took place in October 2016 and March 2017. 20 Vietnamese experts participated in this training named ‘Enhancing the capabilities of Vietnamese key-trainers in protected cultivation in the south of Vietnam’. The participants came from several different knowledge-, research- and educational institutions as well as a number of local businesses. The focus of the training was about gaining knowledge and skills with regard to cultivation on substrate, applicable technology and with special attention towards crop prevention and protection (among other things biological pest control). Moreover, a lot of attention was given towards active training methods for the experts to pass along to their local green growers. This hands-on training was provided by HollandDoor’s experts Geerten van der Lugt and Jos Leeters, who were supported by trainers of Fresh Studio Vietnam and Wageningen University & Research.
Nong Lam University in HCMC and the Agricultural High Tech Park in Cu Chi, HCMC were the most important partners and beneficiaries during this training project. Participants from both organisations experienced the training as being extremely beneficial. Due to the high satisfaction rate the Vietnamese involved with the training as well as Hollanddoor are looking for possibilities to continue this cooperation through follow-up trainings.
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