World Horti Center will open a facility in the Kurdistan Region, which is set to help the autonomous Kurdish region develop its private sector.
Kurdish project developer RedYar recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to establish a global knowledge and innovation center of greenhouse horticulture in Kurdistan.
Willem Cosijn, the Dutch Consul-General in Erbil, helped bring the greenhouse center to the Kurdistan Region.
“Farmers and growers in both countries will benefit from this Kurdish-Dutch team up,” Cosijn told Kurdistan 24. “That’s why I like my work so much.”
The Dutch government is actively trying to help strengthen lasting stability in the Kurdistan Region by supporting its private sector, with a focus on agriculture.
The project developer already began building a 75-hectare food and distribution center, with a wholesale complex that includes fruits and vegetables for markets and restaurants. The innovation center will be built in the same area.