Showcase: HAS Hogeschool Students develop Dutch turmeric and black pepper for increasing market

News 17 June 2019
HAS University of Applied Sciences

The project is called 'NEXTGarden Ingredient Farm from Eastern Asia to Eastern Netherlands': a study with the aim of achieving sustainable glasshouse cultivation and processing for spices in the Netherlands.

During the coming year, students from the Applied Biology and Horticulture & Arable Farming study programmes will be working on a research project as part of various final-year projects aimed at achieving sustainable glasshouse cultivation and processing for spices in the Netherlands. The project, called 'NEXTGarden Ingredient Farm from East Asia to East Netherlands', is subsidised by European Regional Development Fund East Netherlands. The HAS Expertise & Research Centre in New Cultivation Systems is closely involved in the research. The first group of Applied Biology students is currently working on the development of both turmeric plants and black pepper. After the summer, Horticulture students will be responsible for the cultivation and processing techniques. Later in the project, marketing for the products will also be addressed. Read the whole story