Study Visit to World Horti Center

Study Visit to World Horti Center

On May 17, 2023, a group of 20 academics, school principals, teachers, and students embarked on a captivating study visit to the esteemed World Horti Center in Naaldwijk, Netherlands. The visit, organized as part of the “Our Future: Useful Recovery” Erasmus+ project, granted by the European Commission, aimed to foster knowledge exchange and promote sustainable recovery in the horticulture sector. ILA served as the Dutch partner in this initiative, orchestrating the enlightening activity.

The World Horti Center, known for its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research, was ideal for the study visit. Participants witnessed firsthand the innovative techniques employed in horticulture, including sustainable cultivation methods, advanced technologies, and the integration of digital solutions.

Throughout the visit, the group engaged in interactive sessions and informative presentations delivered by the expert in the field. These sessions covered various topics, such as plant breeding, greenhouse management, precision agriculture, and sustainable food production. Participants had the opportunity to observe the learning environment of the Center that shares their expertise and highlights the importance of horticulture in addressing global food security challenges.

The study visit was a valuable experience for all involved, inspiring academics, school leaders, teachers, and students from Turkiye, Italy and the Netherlands. It provided a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and fostering collaboration among individuals passionate about horticulture and its potential impact on society.

By exposing participants to the World Horti Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking research, the study visit aimed to spark curiosity and inspire future generations to pursue careers in horticulture. The participants left with a deeper appreciation for the field and a greater understanding of its significance in ensuring a sustainable and secure food supply for the growing global population.

As the “Our Future: Useful Recovery” project unfolds, it will inspire target groups to contribute to a more sustainable world.