04 Jun 2019

Innovative Dutch horticulture in the spotlight at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

Together with our partners, Hoogendoorn and Koppert Biological Systems, Rijk Zwaan highlights the innovative and technological developments in horticulture at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019. The Summit takes place this year on 3-5 June in The Hague, the Netherlands. The perfect balance between technology, genetics and biology makes the difference in producing nutritious and safe vegetables, for all consumers worldwide.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) gathers governments, the private sector and a partner network of start-ups and scale-ups to turn challenges into business opportunities worldwide. GES is initiated by the U.S. Government and this year co-hosted by the Netherlands. The 9th edition of the GES 2019 focuses on global opportunities in five key areas: Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water. 

Innovation in Dutch horticulture

The world population is growing. New technologies are revolutionary in providing fresh and healthy vegetables to all people in a sustainable way. That is why Dutch horticulture keeps exploring with robots, data, artificial intelligence, genetics and biology. This leads us to our most important goal: providing access to qualitative fresh vegetables to all consumers worldwide.

Sharing a healthy future

Rijk Zwaan is a vegetable breeding company. We develop high-quality seeds, which form the basis for healthy and appealing vegetables. We combine the rich genetic diversity from nature with craftsmanship and state-of-the-art techniques. This results in varieties with ever-better combinations of desired traits. We believe that working together is the only way to develop vegetables, product lines and concepts that are perfectly aligned with market needs. Through breeding on more robust varieties with better resistance, developing healthy and appealing vegetables and searching for more efficient production processes we aim to provide growers, processers, retail and consumers with even better solutions.