Due to the continued growth of poultry consumption, Colombia and Peru have an increasing need for foreign investment and knowledge. The Netherlands is also considered. Various companies from the Dutch poultry industry are already operating successfully in these two South American countries.
“Our country has a good image”, says Peter Snoeijenbos of the company Marel in an interview with the network of Dutch agricultural consultants. This Dutch poultry processing technology company now has a number of large poultry integrations as customers in both Colombia and Peru.
Snoeijenbos notes that poultry farms in these South American countries need knowledge and technical support. That is also the reason why the agricultural team at the Dutch embassy in Bogota and Holland House Colombia are organizing a digital roadshow.
In these countries there is a great need for knowledge and technology. Making production and processing more sustainable is also an important theme in which Dutch companies can assist, for example with the processing of process water and offal. Environmental requirements are also becoming stricter in these countries.
The aim of this four-day program (8 to 11 November) is to inform Dutch poultry companies about the opportunities and possibilities of cooperation with Colombian and Peruvian companies. Snoeijenbos, as chairman of Holland House Colombia, is involved in this digital roadshow.
Colombia has a large number of poultry processing companies, some of which are really large parties. Snoeijenbos does see a movement: there is increasing cooperation in the chains. This applies to both eggs and meat.
This clustering makes it easier for Dutch companies to do business. Peru has fewer poultry meat processing companies. The market is organized more clearly than in Colombia.