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WEBINAR Agro-Logistic Opportunities for Dutch organisations in Colombia

WEBINAR Agro-Logistic Opportunities for Dutch organisations in Colombia

With its 1.139 million km², Colombia is 27 times the size of the Netherlands, and more than twice the size of France. In her vast territory, Colombia has various agro-ecological zones, enabling the country´s farmers to grow a large range of products, of which fresh fruit is one of the main product types. However, the cultivatable areas are commonly far away from the main consumption centers and/or seaports, where the fruit is often exported to Rotterdam.


The new Colombian government strongly desires to improve the economical situation of the rural areas of the country, and agro-logistics is one of the central factors to improve. On the Dutch side, this need is recognized. Recently, the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs commissioned a study into the state of affairs of agro-logistics in the Caribbean region of Colombia, which was conducted by Resilience BV.


Agro-logistics is also an important theme in the Netherlands. Involving two Topsectors (Agri & Food and Logistics), agro-logistics has been one of the Netherlands´ strengths for a long time. Recently, this was confirmed by a sector study conducted by the WUR, in which the Dutch agro-logistics sector ecosystem and its international ambitions were described.


Because of these developments, we think it is the opportune moment to take a better look at the Colombian agro-logistical sector and the opportunities for Dutch companies within them. In this webinar, Nederland Distributie Land and Holland House Colombia , in cooperation with Resilience BV and two practical speakers, will inform you on the various opportunities in the Colombian agro-logistical sector, specifically focusing on fruit processing, packaging and supply chain management.




  1. Opening remarks

Arjan Kuipers (NDL)

Jan Willem van Bokhoven (Holland House Colombia)

  1. Research presentation by Resilience: Agro-logistics in the Colombian Caribbean: state of affairs, bottlenecks and opportunities

Susanna Cocchini, Country Manager Colombia at Resilience

  1. Practical speaker 1
  2. Practical speaker 2
  3. Discussion Q&A and defining follow up activities