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HollandDoor Newsletter
March 2020
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HollandDoor is increasingly been asked to organize study tours and trainings in the animal husbandry sector, especially in the dairy sector. Recent projects in Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia and India are described in this newsletter. But of course our work in other agricultural subsectors also continues. For all the HollandDoor projects, take a look at the website.
The Corona virus outbreak all over the world has impact on your and HollandDoor’s activities. In the past few months, all of our business has continued as usual, but we expect postponements in the months ahead. We will of course maintain close contacts about particular projects. We wish all our relations a good health and a continuation of professional activities.

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In this newsletter
TMT Sustainable Feed & Waste Management in the dairy sector in Sri Lanka
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. The aim of this project is to contribute to a sustainable dairy sector and economic development in Sri Lanka by providing knowledge to farmers and extension officers. 
The trainings are conducted with experts from Wageningen University, Wellantcollege, HollandDoor and local trainers from the University of Peradeniya. Government policymakers, extension officers and dairy farmers will enhance their knowledge and skills about sustainable feed and waste management.
One-week trainings for 20–25 participants each week will be organized six times ending at the beginning of April. Read more.
Zonguldak Province of Turkey develops “Greenhouse Specialized Industry Zone”
Western Black Sea Region Development Agency (Bakka) requested HollandDoor to organize a three-day study tour program in December for a delegation of 14 high-ranking officials from Zonguldak Province, Turkey.
Zonguldak is initiating a “Greenhouse Specialized Industry Zone” of about 55 ha. located in the district of Çaycuma. The objective of the study tour was to inspire the delegation especially regarding various concepts of advanced energy management on both the greenhouse and cluster level. The tour was used as input for the further development of a business plan for the zone. 
During the three days, various leading companies and institutes in the Dutch greenhouse horticultural sector were visited. A number of lectures were also given in which the subject was discussed in more depth. Read more.
Further training of teachers and deans in the BFA project in Ethiopia 
In mid-February 2020, for the second time, Bishoftu in Ethiopia was visited for the "Bright Future in Agriculture" (BFA) project. Read more .
The focus was mainly on practical dairy training that teachers could offer at their schools. Q-Point, a Dutch partner, and HollandDoor explained to the teachers which dairy farm management tools can be controlled and how important recordkeeping is to be able to do this in the right way. The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute (EMDIDI) was visited a few times for practical training. Here participants learned how to collect, record and interpret data from cows. In addition, teachers also practiced giving scores for the condition of the cows.
In the coming years, all dairy farm management areas will be further explored. Topics will include breeding, calf rearing, health and housing. Read more.
HollandDoor in India also active in the dairy sector
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 (knowledge to knowledge) program, which aims to train extension workers, officers and advisors on dairy farming in India. The training will cover topics such as feeding, health and milking of dairy cows. Cowsignals, a practical tool for improving health and management on the farm will be introduced to the trainees.
To prepare the practical dairy workshops, Ad Merks recently visited the states of Gujarat, Haryana and Telangana to meet dairy companies and associations and several research institutes. He was very impressed by the possibilities in the Indian dairy sector, but also by the existing knowledge and research in the sector. Read more.
Kick-off of TVET revitalization program in Indonesia
In February 2020 the next step in the TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) revitalization program in Indonesia was started kicked-off. The program contributes to enhancing the employment prospects of graduates by ensuring a greater synergy between the TVET system and the needs of the modern labour market. It should improve the quality and attractiveness of the VET system in Indonesia and strengthen TVET institutes to modernize.
This two-year program is funded by Nuffic and Indonesia, and it will be implemented by a consortium of Indonesian and Dutch educational partners. 
HollandDoor is responsible for the project management. Furthermore HollandDoor will strengthen selected training partners in Indonesia and jointly revitalize the first cluster of TVET colleges in Lombok, where we received a fabulous welcome during this first kick-off session. In the coming newsletters, we will update you on the organisations involved, progress, activities and steps we take. Read more.
Dutch study tour for vocational educational institutes in Belarus

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 autonomy of vocational education centres in Belarus has expanded considerably and resource centres (RCs) play a vital role in VET (Vocational Education Training) delivery. 
The objective of the study visit was to allow representatives to learn from the Dutch business approach, experience and attitude. The participants visited many educational organizations in several sectors and supportive organizations. They gained inspiration and discussed the qualification structure for curriculum development, the assessment methodology and the business approach in cooperating with the industry/sector and relevant companies. Read more.
CDI-WUR training "Market Access for Food Security" successful once again
Every year, the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI-WUR), organizes the course “Market Access for Food and Nutrition Security”. The course targets mid-career professionals from developing countries. HollandDoor is involved in the course.
This edition of the course was held in November 2019, with 24 participants from 17 countries, and in January 2020, with 21 participants from 19 countries.
For both course rounds, HollandDoor implemented a half-day tailor-made training on: “Value chain management trends in global agriculture with a focus on horticulture”. This lecture was illustrated with a day excursion to FloraHolland Flower Auction, high-tech Kalanchoe potted plant production company Vilosa and World Horti CentreRead more.
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