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HollandDoor Newsletter
November 2020
Dear ,
Like many organizations, HollandDoor has been dealing with the business effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the study tours are currently on hold, our training programs are successfully continuing online. And two of our members are participating in an online Asean trade mission of the RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).
Find out more about some of our ongoing projects in this newsletter.

If your organization is interested in one of our trainings or you would like to know in what other ways HollandDoor can support your ambitions and your organization, feel free to send an e-mail to info@hollanddoor.nl or click here.
In this newsletter
Contributing to climate smart agriculture in Egypt
From September 2020 onwards, HollandDoor contributes to an Egyptian agricultural program that builds the capacity of government bodies and educational institutions with regard to modern irrigation, water reuse and climate smart practices. 
All Egyptian participants receive hands-on, on-site training and coaching by Dutch agriculture and water experts. The program also includes a study tour to the Netherlands. 
The project is built on best practices in the Netherlands in the field of climate smart agriculture, which are highly relevant and applicable in the Egyptian context. Furthermore, the project will take into account market-driven orientations, entrepreneurial skills of farmers and organizational and social aspects of innovative water management.
This project is a so-called train the trainer project, funded under the Orange Knowledge Programme, managed by Nuffic, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education.
Read more... 
Successful start of the CowSignals® online trainings in India
In September, HollandDoor started the first online CowSignals® advisor trainings in India. We organized these trainings online together with the Dutch Embassy in Delhi and the NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) with many members in the different Indian states. The participants were all professionals from NDDB and from related dairy organizations in India. The online trainings are part of the K2K program, supported by RVO in the Netherlands.
The program lasted 3 weeks and offered a lot of practical videos and assignments. HollandDoor and CowSignals® Training Company together guided the participants through this virtual dairy farming practice, with the focus on cows. The participants were very (re)active and enthusiastic about this online training. As CowSignals® advisors, they are now able to teach and advice the dairy farmers in India in the different states on CowSignals®.
There are two more online CowSignals® advisor trainings already planned by HollandDoor in India in 2020. Read more...
Train the trainer project in Iraq granted
Nuffic granted HollandDoor an OKP plus (Orange Knowledge Programme) for a train the trainer project in the Anbar Region of Iraq. The project will be carried out with project partners ZOA Iraq and CNSF.
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch global development programme managed by Nuffic, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education, and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
NGOs like ZOA and CNSF, seek to train small-scale farmers and thus work towards the rebuilding of the agriculture sector in Anbar region. The aim of the training is to train participants who are already active in the agriculture of Iraq. The 40 training participants will be selected extension officers of the Agriculture and Water Resource Management directorates in Anbar. After the training they are expected to be able to train farmers within their (governmental) associations. Read more...
Practical training in greenhouse vegetable cultivation postponed
On the 9th of July we announced that HollandDoor would organize a practical greenhouse vegetable cultivation training titled “The Eye of the Grower” (See here). We received positive feedback and registrations from potential participants from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
We regret to inform you that we have to postpone this training till the Covid-19 pandemic has eased. The safety of the registered trainees is our highest priority. We are therefore shifting the training to somewhere in period of April – June 2021 and hopefully the Corona pandemic will not force us to postpone it once more.
Of course, the online registration remains open. If you are interested, please use the following link. This pre-registration is just an expression of your interest. We will inform you in due time if the training will take place, be postponed or be cancelled.
Pre-registration / Expression of your Interest: https://bit.ly/31b4NpN
Members of HollandDoor join team of HortiXperts
The World Horti Center in Naaldwijk is the knowledge and innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector. This is a leading platform where business, education, research and government jointly take the horticultural sector to a higher level.
During a tour of World Horti Center, business visitors are led by HortiXperts through all facets and developments of our high-tech sector. Two members of HollandDoor joined the team of HortiXperts. They both have extensive experience in Dutch and international horticulture. This enables them to host visitors and understand and answer their questions. Read more...
 Other News
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