From 28 September until 2 October Mr Tin Htut Oo, Chairman of the Vegetable Sector Acceleration Taskforce, visited the Netherlands. He is also the Chairman of Agriculture Group of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., a publicly listed Myanmar company in Singapore and CEO of Agribusiness and Rural Development Consultants (ARDC) in Myanmar. He is chairing the Board of the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and is also a Senior Advisor to Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and Myanmar Rice Federation. From 2001 to 2009, he was the Director-General of the Department of Agricultural Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar.
Whilst in the Netherlands he visited amongst others Wageningen Plant Research in Lelystad, Bejo in Warmenhuizen, the flower auction in Aalsmeer and the Rabobank headquarters in Utrecht. He also had meetings in Wageningen at the Centre of Development Innovation with Dr Marja Thuijssen and Mr Abishkar Subedi of the Seeds Sector Project and Ms Jasna Michiels and Mr Frank Joosten of the Myanmar Vegetable Impact Cluster (see photograph).
The Vegetable Sector Acceleration Taskforce has the function of steering committee of the Dutch Vegetable Sector Support Programme in Myanmar.