‘Some growers in Kenya are completely without fertilisers now’

More and more, I’m starting to get the feeling that things are changing in Kenya. Current president Uhuru Kenyatta is on his last term....

‘Our company was hit by one of those thunder storms’

Since our son and daughter joined us in the business, we have been showing them how to operate all the equipment on a regular...

‘If China doesn’t want to let you in, you can forget about it’

An ordinary day at the Thai consulate in Vientiane, Laos. This is where you can get your visa for Thailand. Even though they don’t...

Belgian grower Kristof van Laere: ‘We’re going on pretty well with azalea’

„Generally speaking, azaleas aren’t doing great, but we’re getting on pretty well”, says Belgian azalea grower Kristof van Laere. He's not sure though if...

Dutch brothers grow Cymbidiums in Guatemala: ‘Our partner thinks big, that’s for sure’

With regards to floriculture, there are currently two Dutch producers in Guatemala: the Valstar brothers (Cymbidium) and Ter Laak brothers (Phalaenopsis). Jan Valstar recently...

Dutch trainees in Brazil: ‘We are really learning a lot at Terra Viva’

Niels Hendriks (left) and Sem van der Knaap are in the second year of their Business & Management studies at the Westland vocational training...