The Netherlands Embassy in Delhi and RVO are interested to know more about the opportunities that could contribute to the development of the private sector in Nepal in relation to Dutch expertise. Due to the limited Dutch official presence in the country too little is known about the challenges and opportunities in Nepal. Especially after the earthquake in April 2015 the country faces a lot of challenges and it is expected that Dutch expertise can be of added value.
The opportunities in agriculture are:
- There are extensive market opportunities in agriculture production: processing, packaging and branding in non-timber forest products, cardamom, ginger, aquaculture, vegetables, floriculture, tea, coffee, honey and high value products for the tourism and hospitality industry and export.
- There are good opportunities in input markets such as for seeds, nurseries, fertilizers, agricultural infrastructure and technology, and agriculture financing.
- Nepal also offers potential in export-enabling infrastructure including transportation, storage (dry and cold) and laboratory testing facilities, including phytosanitary testing.