Portfolio Animals

Jan 2024

For some time now HollandDoor has been involved in the development of the online Dairy Training Center (DTC) in Sri Lanka. This initiative, taken by the Embassy of the...

Jan 2024

HollandDoor (Ad Merks) was in January 2024 present at the professional Dairy & Agri Expo in Kurukshetra, Haryana, organized by the Dairy Farmer Association (DFA). This Dairy...

Dec 2023

You may be aware of our longstanding involvement in revitalizing vocational education and training in Indonesia for a number of years. Though it has been almost a year since...

Dec 2023

Two years after the first meeting with the board of the Lebanese organization LOST , HollandDoor has started to work with a team of specialists to strengthen the capacity on...

Dec 2023

To expand HollandDoor’s reach in specific regions or networks, we have decided to start working with affiliated partners. An affiliated partner is a professional who lives...

Nov 2023

HollandDoor received a request from Dalum Landbrugsskole (Dalum LS), based in Odense Denmark, to organize a two and a half day-long intensive study tour program for a group...

Sep 2023

In the beginning of 2023 we introduced a new member, Marian Peters, who is one of the most experienced insect farming expert in the Netherlands. In this article, Marian...

Sep 2023

A delegation of the Botswana Red Cross visited the Netherlands. During their stay, HollandDoor organized a short study tour to a dairy farm and to the Farm of the Future ,...

Jul 2023

In July 2023, members of the Dairy Farmers Association (DFA) of Haryana, India, mainly young farmers, visited the Netherlands. The aim of the study tour was to compare Dutch...

Jun 2023

Almost three years ago, HollandDoor started to conduct CowSignals® training activities in India. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first sessions were held online, but for...

May 2023

During a visit to Sri Lanka for the kick-off of a poultry project, Lisanne Oskam also visited a farmer who completed the online RVO Dairy project on sustainable feed and...

Mar 2023

On March 7 and 8 2023, the Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA) project held its closing conference at Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was attended by partners...

Feb 2023

In early February 2023, HollandDoor was at the Dairy & Agri Expo in Ludhiana, organized by the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) from Punjab. The Dairy & Agri...

Jan 2023

Twenty-five female extension workers received their second training in Anbar, Iraq, in January 2023. The training had a special focus on extension work and extension skills....

Jan 2023

At the beginning of November, HollandDoor visited Ethiopia with Mark Bos from Qpoint as part of the Bright Future in Agriculture project. Our focus this time was on...

Dec 2022

At the end of 2022, we wrapped up the OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) project in Benin. In a final course given by an expert on didactics, we taught the 60 teachers from...

Nov 2022

Linking agricultural cooperatives with the private sector and the market is high on the agenda of the Cambodian government. In November 2022, HollandDoor organized and...

Nov 2022

At the beginning of November, Lisanne Oskam of HollandDoor visited Ethiopia together with Mark Bos from Qpoint as part of the Bright Future in Agriculture project. The focus...

Oct 2022

In the “Climate-proof and circular dairy farming in India” project, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL) joined forces with HollandDoor to investigate...

Oct 2022

Ocotober 2022, HollandDoor started giving on-site (live demo) CowSignals® training sessions in India. After two years of online training during the K2K (knowledge to...

Oct 2022

From 24 to 28 October 2022 the second training on poultry was offered to the 20 teachers of four technical agricultural schools of Kika, Banikoara, Ina et Natitingou in...

Sep 2022

Sovat Agri Pass asked HollandDoor to organize a four-day study tour program for the Lur Berri Cooperative Group from the Bordeaux region of France, which took place from...

Aug 2022

In August 2022, Lisanne Oskam and Ad Merks visited Benin for the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-made Training+ Livestock. This project was organized by HollandDoor...

Aug 2022

Indonesian delegation on study tour to learn from the Dutch (vocational) education system in the agro-sector. For many years, Indonesia has attached great importance to...

Jul 2022

From July 12 to 5, 2022 training in poultry farming was offered to the teachers of four technical agricultural schools (LTAs) of Kika, Banikoara, Ina et Natitingou in Benin...

Jun 2022

In June 2022, a large delegation of policymakers from the Ministry of Education In Indonesia, officials from the future vocational Centre of Excellence, and education...

May 2022

In mid-May, 20 female-only participants followed an inspiring training course in Iraq. The course was given in cooperation with the Dutch NGO ZOA Iraq and the Al Khiamiat...

Apr 2022

April 2022, Ad Merrks from HollandDoor organized a practical dairy training in Benin. The four agricultural schools near Parakou expressed a keen interest in CowSignals®,...

Dec 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, HollandDoor gave 14 visitors from Georgia a lively and inspiring study visit to the Netherlands in December 2021. The tour was commissioned by...

Nov 2021

Last year HollandDoor proved that the CowSignals® platform is an effective method for training of Indian dairy professionals online on how to improve health and milk...

Sep 2021

Nearly 120 dairy farmers, farm managers, extension officers and other professionals in the fast-developing dairy sector in Sri Lanka have successfully completed a training...

Jun 2021

Our dairy specialist Lisanne Oskam has been involved in a project called the Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA). It’s a three-year project providing support to the Ethiopian...

May 2021

In 2020, HollandDoor began livestock training sessions for agricultural schools in Benin. These sessions are related to the Nuffic OKP project on horticulture, irrigation...

May 2021

In 2020, HollandDoor started the ‘Sustainable feed & waste management in the dairy sector’ course in Sri Lanka on behalf of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO:...

May 2021

To strengthen the dairy sector, HollandDoor experts conducted lively online workshops in 2020 for dairy advisors and other professionals in Sri Lanka and India. We used a...

Jan 2021

Some readers may be aware of the Nuffic-funded OKP project in Benin, in which we conduct training sessions in horticulture, irrigation, and animal production. We began this...

Oct 2020

In India last month, HollandDoor started the first online CowSignals® advisor trainings. We organized these trainings online together with the Dutch Embassy in Delhi and the...

Jun 2020

As part of the K2K (knowledge to knowledge) program in India, HollandDoor, together with the Dutch Embassy and RVO, is planning an (online) CowSignals training. Depending on...

Mar 2020

In the first week of March 2020, HollandDoor supported a study tour for directors and principles of vocational educational centres and recourse centres in Belarus.The...

Feb 2020

In February 2020 the next step in the TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) revitalization program in Indonesia was kicked-off. After two years of piloting, the...

Feb 2020

The Dutch RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) has asked HollandDoor to organize four trainings on dairy farming in four different states in India.This is a so-called K2K...

Feb 2020

In mid-February 2020, for the second time, Bishoftu in Ethiopia was visited for the "Bright Future in Agriculture" (BFA) project. The focus in the week in February was...

Jan 2020

At the beginning of 2020, HollandDoor started implementing training courses in Sri Lanka in the field of sustainable feed and waste management with the focus on dairy....

Dec 2019

Western Black Sea Region Development Agency ( Bakka ) requested HollandDoor to organize a dedicated intensive three-day study tour program for a delegation of high-ranking...

Sep 2019

The Danish farmers union Vestjysk has asked HollandDoor to organize a 2-day visit to the Netherlands to take a closer look at a number of sectors. The participants visited a...

Jul 2019

Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA), which enhances employability and food security in Ethiopia through quality ATVETs (Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and...

Jun 2019

In June a group of 23 farmers from the Association of Private Farming of the Czech Republic visited the Green Heart in the Netherlands. This was made possible by the...

Jun 2019

From June 2 nd to June 8th, 2019 a group of ten Argentinean agribusiness companies, known as CREA Santa Isabel, toured throughout the Netherlands. In Argentina this CREA...

Mar 2019

For the second year in a row, the French school CS Lait Laval visited the Netherlands at the end of March. This new group of students took a one-week study tour, exploring...

Feb 2019

Danish Farmers Abroad is an association of large international agricultural companies, suppliers of agricultural equipment and production means and private persons with a...

Sep 2018

At the end of September, a delegation from the Spanish cooperative Coren visited the Netherlands. HollandDoor organized a 2 day study tour on the subject New Energy....

Apr 2018

From 18 to 22 April 2018 a group of 40 Indian farmers from the state of Madhya Pradesh (central India) visited the Netherlands for a diverse program of farm visits. The...

Mar 2018

In March students from CS-Lait Laval, France, visited the Netherlands for a one-week study tour. They explored the developments on animal husbandry. The group was surprised...

Feb 2018

With financial support from Nuffic , the Dutch organization for internationalization in education, HollandDoor supported Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Myanmar to...

Apr 2017

Cadila Pharmaceuticals is a Gujarat based company, which does business in the pharmaceutical and the agricultural sector. A trip to the Netherlands brought the Chairman of...

Apr 2017

As of April 2017, Mrs. Lisanne Oskam has become a member of HollandDoor Coöperatie U.A. HollandDoor’s origin lies mainly in the horticultural sectors. However in recent...

Mar 2016

JICA (Japan International Corporation Agency / ( www.jica.go.jp ) contacted the services of PlaNet Finance Japan (PFJ / www.planetfinance.or.jp ) to implement the research...

Feb 2016

Since 2014 HollandDoor is involved in the agricultural sector in Georgia and built a relationship with the Georgian Farmers Association (GFA). In February 2016 HollandDoor,...

Jun 2015

The Farm Consultancy Group (FCG, www.fcgagric.com ) requested HollandDoor to organize their annual study tour from 22nd to 24th June. The FCG is a group of farm consultants...

May 2015

The International Business Immersion Program (IBIP) of Illinois University from USA visits frequently The Netherlands when their tours target at Europe. The primary goal of...

Nov 2014

Hypor (Hendrix Genetics) requested HollandDoor to organize a study tour on Friday 21 November for a Chinese management delegation of New Hope Liuhe. The managers of New Hope...

Oct 2014

Ho llandDoor facilitated 2 trainings during summer 2014 for teachers of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and Henan Agricultural University . Both trainings were 4...

Sep 2014

Kafrelsheik University, which has 25,000 students, has occupied a prominent place in the Egyptian agriculture and horticulture sector for many decades. This year HollandDoor...

Aug 2014

CECEC Rotterdam requested HollandDoor to organize a tailor-made excursion on Thursday 9 October for a Chinese agro delegation from Shandong Province. The delegation...

May 2013

The population in India is growing rapidly, causing an increasing demand for products such as cereals, rice, chocolate, flowers, vegetables and fruit. Meeting this demand...

Jan 2024

For some time now HollandDoor has been involved in the development of the online Dairy Training Center (DTC) in Sri Lanka. This initiative, taken by the Embassy of the...

Jan 2024

HollandDoor (Ad Merks) was in January 2024 present at the professional Dairy & Agri Expo in Kurukshetra, Haryana, organized by the Dairy Farmer Association (DFA). This Dairy...

Dec 2023

You may be aware of our longstanding involvement in revitalizing vocational education and training in Indonesia for a number of years. Though it has been almost a year since...

Dec 2023

Two years after the first meeting with the board of the Lebanese organization LOST , HollandDoor has started to work with a team of specialists to strengthen the capacity on...

Dec 2023

To expand HollandDoor’s reach in specific regions or networks, we have decided to start working with affiliated partners. An affiliated partner is a professional who lives...

Nov 2023

HollandDoor received a request from Dalum Landbrugsskole (Dalum LS), based in Odense Denmark, to organize a two and a half day-long intensive study tour program for a group...

Sep 2023

In the beginning of 2023 we introduced a new member, Marian Peters, who is one of the most experienced insect farming expert in the Netherlands. In this article, Marian...

Sep 2023

A delegation of the Botswana Red Cross visited the Netherlands. During their stay, HollandDoor organized a short study tour to a dairy farm and to the Farm of the Future ,...

Jul 2023

In July 2023, members of the Dairy Farmers Association (DFA) of Haryana, India, mainly young farmers, visited the Netherlands. The aim of the study tour was to compare Dutch...

Jun 2023

Almost three years ago, HollandDoor started to conduct CowSignals® training activities in India. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first sessions were held online, but for...

May 2023

During a visit to Sri Lanka for the kick-off of a poultry project, Lisanne Oskam also visited a farmer who completed the online RVO Dairy project on sustainable feed and...

Mar 2023

On March 7 and 8 2023, the Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA) project held its closing conference at Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was attended by partners...

Feb 2023

In early February 2023, HollandDoor was at the Dairy & Agri Expo in Ludhiana, organized by the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) from Punjab. The Dairy & Agri...

Jan 2023

Twenty-five female extension workers received their second training in Anbar, Iraq, in January 2023. The training had a special focus on extension work and extension skills....

Jan 2023

At the beginning of November, HollandDoor visited Ethiopia with Mark Bos from Qpoint as part of the Bright Future in Agriculture project. Our focus this time was on...

Dec 2022

At the end of 2022, we wrapped up the OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) project in Benin. In a final course given by an expert on didactics, we taught the 60 teachers from...

Nov 2022

Linking agricultural cooperatives with the private sector and the market is high on the agenda of the Cambodian government. In November 2022, HollandDoor organized and...

Nov 2022

At the beginning of November, Lisanne Oskam of HollandDoor visited Ethiopia together with Mark Bos from Qpoint as part of the Bright Future in Agriculture project. The focus...

Oct 2022

In the “Climate-proof and circular dairy farming in India” project, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL) joined forces with HollandDoor to investigate...

Oct 2022

Ocotober 2022, HollandDoor started giving on-site (live demo) CowSignals® training sessions in India. After two years of online training during the K2K (knowledge to...

Oct 2022

From 24 to 28 October 2022 the second training on poultry was offered to the 20 teachers of four technical agricultural schools of Kika, Banikoara, Ina et Natitingou in...

Sep 2022

Sovat Agri Pass asked HollandDoor to organize a four-day study tour program for the Lur Berri Cooperative Group from the Bordeaux region of France, which took place from...

Aug 2022

In August 2022, Lisanne Oskam and Ad Merks visited Benin for the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-made Training+ Livestock. This project was organized by HollandDoor...

Aug 2022

Indonesian delegation on study tour to learn from the Dutch (vocational) education system in the agro-sector. For many years, Indonesia has attached great importance to...

Jul 2022

From July 12 to 5, 2022 training in poultry farming was offered to the teachers of four technical agricultural schools (LTAs) of Kika, Banikoara, Ina et Natitingou in Benin...

Jun 2022

In June 2022, a large delegation of policymakers from the Ministry of Education In Indonesia, officials from the future vocational Centre of Excellence, and education...

May 2022

In mid-May, 20 female-only participants followed an inspiring training course in Iraq. The course was given in cooperation with the Dutch NGO ZOA Iraq and the Al Khiamiat...

Apr 2022

April 2022, Ad Merrks from HollandDoor organized a practical dairy training in Benin. The four agricultural schools near Parakou expressed a keen interest in CowSignals®,...

Dec 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, HollandDoor gave 14 visitors from Georgia a lively and inspiring study visit to the Netherlands in December 2021. The tour was commissioned by...

Nov 2021

Last year HollandDoor proved that the CowSignals® platform is an effective method for training of Indian dairy professionals online on how to improve health and milk...

Sep 2021

Nearly 120 dairy farmers, farm managers, extension officers and other professionals in the fast-developing dairy sector in Sri Lanka have successfully completed a training...

Jun 2021

Our dairy specialist Lisanne Oskam has been involved in a project called the Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA). It’s a three-year project providing support to the Ethiopian...

May 2021

In 2020, HollandDoor began livestock training sessions for agricultural schools in Benin. These sessions are related to the Nuffic OKP project on horticulture, irrigation...

May 2021

In 2020, HollandDoor started the ‘Sustainable feed & waste management in the dairy sector’ course in Sri Lanka on behalf of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO:...

May 2021

To strengthen the dairy sector, HollandDoor experts conducted lively online workshops in 2020 for dairy advisors and other professionals in Sri Lanka and India. We used a...

Jan 2021

Some readers may be aware of the Nuffic-funded OKP project in Benin, in which we conduct training sessions in horticulture, irrigation, and animal production. We began this...

Oct 2020

In India last month, HollandDoor started the first online CowSignals® advisor trainings. We organized these trainings online together with the Dutch Embassy in Delhi and the...

Jun 2020

As part of the K2K (knowledge to knowledge) program in India, HollandDoor, together with the Dutch Embassy and RVO, is planning an (online) CowSignals training. Depending on...

Mar 2020

In the first week of March 2020, HollandDoor supported a study tour for directors and principles of vocational educational centres and recourse centres in Belarus.The...

Feb 2020

In February 2020 the next step in the TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) revitalization program in Indonesia was kicked-off. After two years of piloting, the...

Feb 2020

The Dutch RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) has asked HollandDoor to organize four trainings on dairy farming in four different states in India.This is a so-called K2K...

Feb 2020

In mid-February 2020, for the second time, Bishoftu in Ethiopia was visited for the "Bright Future in Agriculture" (BFA) project. The focus in the week in February was...

Jan 2020

At the beginning of 2020, HollandDoor started implementing training courses in Sri Lanka in the field of sustainable feed and waste management with the focus on dairy....

Dec 2019

Western Black Sea Region Development Agency ( Bakka ) requested HollandDoor to organize a dedicated intensive three-day study tour program for a delegation of high-ranking...

Sep 2019

The Danish farmers union Vestjysk has asked HollandDoor to organize a 2-day visit to the Netherlands to take a closer look at a number of sectors. The participants visited a...

Jul 2019

Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA), which enhances employability and food security in Ethiopia through quality ATVETs (Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and...

Jun 2019

In June a group of 23 farmers from the Association of Private Farming of the Czech Republic visited the Green Heart in the Netherlands. This was made possible by the...

Jun 2019

From June 2 nd to June 8th, 2019 a group of ten Argentinean agribusiness companies, known as CREA Santa Isabel, toured throughout the Netherlands. In Argentina this CREA...

Mar 2019

For the second year in a row, the French school CS Lait Laval visited the Netherlands at the end of March. This new group of students took a one-week study tour, exploring...

Feb 2019

Danish Farmers Abroad is an association of large international agricultural companies, suppliers of agricultural equipment and production means and private persons with a...

Sep 2018

At the end of September, a delegation from the Spanish cooperative Coren visited the Netherlands. HollandDoor organized a 2 day study tour on the subject New Energy....

Apr 2018

From 18 to 22 April 2018 a group of 40 Indian farmers from the state of Madhya Pradesh (central India) visited the Netherlands for a diverse program of farm visits. The...

Mar 2018

In March students from CS-Lait Laval, France, visited the Netherlands for a one-week study tour. They explored the developments on animal husbandry. The group was surprised...

Feb 2018

With financial support from Nuffic , the Dutch organization for internationalization in education, HollandDoor supported Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Myanmar to...

Apr 2017

Cadila Pharmaceuticals is a Gujarat based company, which does business in the pharmaceutical and the agricultural sector. A trip to the Netherlands brought the Chairman of...

Apr 2017

As of April 2017, Mrs. Lisanne Oskam has become a member of HollandDoor Coöperatie U.A. HollandDoor’s origin lies mainly in the horticultural sectors. However in recent...

Mar 2016

JICA (Japan International Corporation Agency / ( www.jica.go.jp ) contacted the services of PlaNet Finance Japan (PFJ / www.planetfinance.or.jp ) to implement the research...

Feb 2016

Since 2014 HollandDoor is involved in the agricultural sector in Georgia and built a relationship with the Georgian Farmers Association (GFA). In February 2016 HollandDoor,...

Jun 2015

The Farm Consultancy Group (FCG, www.fcgagric.com ) requested HollandDoor to organize their annual study tour from 22nd to 24th June. The FCG is a group of farm consultants...

May 2015

The International Business Immersion Program (IBIP) of Illinois University from USA visits frequently The Netherlands when their tours target at Europe. The primary goal of...

Nov 2014

Hypor (Hendrix Genetics) requested HollandDoor to organize a study tour on Friday 21 November for a Chinese management delegation of New Hope Liuhe. The managers of New Hope...

Oct 2014

Ho llandDoor facilitated 2 trainings during summer 2014 for teachers of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and Henan Agricultural University . Both trainings were 4...

Sep 2014

Kafrelsheik University, which has 25,000 students, has occupied a prominent place in the Egyptian agriculture and horticulture sector for many decades. This year HollandDoor...

Aug 2014

CECEC Rotterdam requested HollandDoor to organize a tailor-made excursion on Thursday 9 October for a Chinese agro delegation from Shandong Province. The delegation...

May 2013

The population in India is growing rapidly, causing an increasing demand for products such as cereals, rice, chocolate, flowers, vegetables and fruit. Meeting this demand...