Circular Business Opportunities in the Chilean Agro-Food Sector

online | 9th of December 2020

Interested in doing business in Chile? With this webinar we will ‘zoom’ in on circular opportunities in Agro-Food. Learn more about business opportunities in Chile, local developments and circular economy enablers, and find the right parties to start or expand your business in Chile!

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For more information on policy landscape, circular economy strategy and selected priority areas of Chile, look here!




Dutch-Chilean Webinar on business opportunities in Agro-Food in Chile

Agro-Food is an essential export product for Chile as it counts for 16,5% of its total export. With also the highest score in the region in the Global Food Security Index 2019, ambitious goals in the field of agro waste management and a national circular economy programme for agriculture, Chile shows to be a relevant potential business partner for Dutch circular entrepreneurs with agro-food solutions. Dutch technology can, for instance, support in the valorisation of organic waste streams, especially from industry. Examples are digestion as a source of renewable energy and fertilizer or high-end valorisation of organic waste into biobased materials. Opportunities for collaboration lie in the recovery of, for instance, fruit losses into new packaging, and fish waste by using new processing techniques.

Other Dutch innovation examples fitting challenges that the Chilean cope with are focused on new varieties and rootstock adapted to changing climatic conditions or intelligence and predictive models to guide future decision making.


Welcome by the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Chile 
Harman Idema

Introduction by Holland Circular Hotspot
Freek van Eijk

Opportunities and challenges for a circular Chilean agriculture
Brenda de Swart, Rabobank and Freek van Eijk, director Holland Circular Hotspot

Circular Economy in the Chilean Agro-Food Sector

The Farm of the FutureKeynote
Ria Hulsman, Wageningen University

Offer and demand, the fit of Dutch circular solutions for Chilean challenges
Francisco, Transforma Alimentos & Leontine, Landbouwraad 

Impressions of Dutch circular solutions
Pitch videos by Dutch entrepreneurs


Closing statements & what’s next

Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile

This webinar is one of three taking place as part of the Virtual Dutch Circular Economy Mission to Chile. In January, as a follow-up to the digital events, matchmaking will take place.

Registration links for all three webinars:
Business Opportunities in the Agro-Food sector
Business Opportunities in Water Management
Business Opportunities in Plastics and Sustainable Packaging

More information about the Mission can be found here.