We have taken part in a mission of the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) on agriculture and water in Poland. This mission took place from November 16 to 19, 2015. In total eight Dutch companies visited Warsaw, Minikowo, and Gdansk. We visited the RABO-Farm with arable crops at present and a drainage system under construction, and a large potatoe farm east of Gdansk. We met and discussed with regional government-departments on the subject (province-voivode), with employees of the regional Extension Service (MODR, KPODR, PODR), and with university researchers (Warsaw, Gdansk) together with potential partners and clients. We represented FutureWater during this mission. We attended the briefing at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in The Hague, organized by NWP and the Trade and Investment Promotion Section, which is run by Tomasz Wazbinski.
We elaborated our contribution with Climate Adaptive controlled Drainage systems (CAD), subirrigation, and online irrigation services. We think and work from parcel to region and vice versa, to connect the local farmer’s needs with regional-scale freshwater availability.
See also NWP-News Letter no. 42.