Embassy, Consulate-General, Consulates and NBSO's, India

Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

The office:

  • The work area of the agricultural office is India and Sri Lanka.
  • Functions as a liaison and promotes co-operation between the Netherlands and India/Sri Lanka, in the areas of agriculture, agri-food, food processing, fisheries, nature management, agriculture based research and education.
  • Exchanges information with the relevant ministries in its working areas.
  • Promotes Dutch agriculture exports,  agri-business, products and services in India and Sri Lanka.
  • Dissemination of information to Dutch and Indian suppliers about Dutch agriculture products, machinery, services and consultancy.
  • Wherever possible assists the local Dutch and Indo-Dutch agri-business sector, also to the Sri Lankan companies that have a joint venture with a Dutch company.


“The India Opportunity” is a report prepared by Rabo India Finance Ltd for the office of  the Agriculture Department of Ministry of Economic Affairs  with the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi. The team from Rabo India undertook a detailed report in the selected Food and Agribusiness (F&A) sectors in India. The objective of the report is  strengthening the F&A corridor between India and the Netherlands by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities for industry players as well as other stakeholders in both countries. The few  specific sectors of interest may include Dairy and Dairy equipment’s, Horticulture, Meat processing and Agro logistics and cold chain etc.: The India Opportunity in Food and Agribusiness.

Agriculture Team in India:

Mr. Wouter Verhey

Counsellor for Agriculture India & Sri Lanka

Delhi, India

Mr. Anand Krishnan

Deputy Counsellor for Agriculture India & Sri Lanka

Delhi, India

Ms. Rima Rai

Assistant to Counsellor

Delhi, India

Ms. Pooja Chaudhry

Senior Policy Advisor Agriculture

Delhi, India

Mr. Sritanu Chatterjee

Senior Policy Advisor Agriculture

Mumbai, India

Mr. Nishan Dissanayake

Senior Policy Advisor Agriculture

Colombo, Sri Lanka

E-mail: nde-lnv@minbuza.nl

Tel.: +91 11 24197605