Minister of National Education Özer: “R&D centres will be opened in the field of agriculture”
Visiting the vocational school where innovative agricultural practices are made in the Netherlands, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer underlined that Turkiye is an agriculture and livestock country and said, “We are making a special effort to develop the capacity in this field. The number of schools providing vocational education in agriculture is 146. We intend to open new R&D centres in the field of agriculture. We can work together in the R&D center we will establish.”
Within the scope of his visit to the Netherlands, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer visited the World Horti Centre, a research centre in Naaldwijk where researchers, entrepreneurs and various educational institutions carry out innovation-oriented studies, where innovative agricultural practices are carried out and where students receive education.
During the visit, Lentiz Schools Chairman Rick Van Dam, who gave information to Minister Özer about new developments in agriculture and water technologies and 38 kinds of research, agriculture and greenhouse-based technologies in the centre, explained that there are 60 schools throughout the country and that they work in cooperation with sector representatives at the facility.
Stating that 40 percent of the Dutch population continues vocational education, Dam emphasized that vocational education and the sector are the backbone of the country’s economy and that they also carry out R&D studies with the sector.