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HIGH-TECH FARMS SUSTAINABLY FEEDING GLOBAL CITIES
  • experienced Dutch growers
  • proven international track record
  • latest technology and growing knowledge
  • eco-friendly approach
  • stable investor returns
  • entire value chain including development, operations, sales & marketing
WHO WE ARE
We believe that high-tech greenhouses are the best solution to feed the global population with fresh and healthy vegetables. We operate modern greenhouses in developing markets to Dutch standards, and sell the produce to demanding supermarkets and restaurants, directly or via channel partners. We delight the consumer with tasty, food-safe vegetables, all year round.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
FoodVentures is an expert in high-tech greenhouses, taking responsibility across the value chain, from conceptual design to sales and marketing of the produce.
We educate and train local staff, who we treat well and pay for their employment, also when we do not harvest. It is our aim that the local staff eventually run the greenhouse without the need for expat expert growers, as they would have developed the skills themselves.
We develop and operate our greenhouses close to demand centres, and embrace the local for local concept.
We do so by placing highly-skilled Expat Growers in our greenhouses, who are responsible for the Operation.
We take full responsibility for the financial result of our greenhouses, generating stable returns for asset-owners.
We understand the complexity of high-tech greenhouse operations, and take pride in producing healthy, tasty and food-safe food all year-round, in geographies where this is not yet so common.
FULL RESPONSIBILITY
WE ARE EXPERTS
LOCAL FOR LOCAL CONCEPT
HIGH TECH
HIGHLY-SKILLED EXPAT GROWERS
WE EDUCATE AND TRAIN LOCAL STAFF
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WE ARE EXPERTS
FoodVentures is an expert in high-tech greenhouses, taking responsibility across the value chain, from conceptual design to sales and marketing of the produce.
LOCAL FOR LOCAL CONCEPT
We develop and operate our greenhouses close to demand centres, and embrace the local for local concept.
HIGH TECH
We understand the complexity of high-tech greenhouse operations, and take pride in producing healthy, tasty and food-safe food all year-round, in geographies where this is not yet so common.
HIGHLY-SKILLED EXPAT GROWERS
We do so by placing highly-skilled Expat Growers in our greenhouses, who are responsible for the Operation.
FULL RESPONSIBILITY
We take full responsibility for the financial result of our greenhouses, generating stable returns for asset-owners.
WE EDUCATE AND TRAIN LOCAL STAFF
We educate and train local staff, who we treat well and pay for their employment, also when we do not harvest. It is our aim that the local staff eventually run the greenhouse without the need for expat expert growers, as they would have developed the skills themselves.
WHAT WE DO
FOODVENTURES OPERATIONS
FOODVENTURES INVOLVEMENT
FoodVentures manage the entire value chain from soil to supermarket
In the development phase – location selection, conceptual design and tendering - the foundation is laid for the future operations.
A strong foundation requires involvement of the future operator. The operator, FoodVentures, also needs to be involved in the detailed design and construction phase, to ensure that the conceptual ideas are translated well into the greenhouse that is ultimately being built. Evidently, the operator is fully accountable for the greenhouse operation, from procurement to staffing to growing and packing, and for delivering a financially sound operation. Finally, FoodVentures as operator takes full responsibility for sales & marketing, to deliver the overall proposition and financial result. The asset owner can thus be rewarded with an attractive return on asset value.
FOODVENTURES DEVELOPMENT
3rd PARTY ASSET OWNERSHIP
FoodVentures manage the entire value chain from seed to supermarket
The quality of our operations and products sets new local benchmarks, a positive force for the broader local market.
TECHNOLOGY
Our approach
Proven, state-of-the-art technologies and methods (FoodVentures is deeply connected to the Dutch greenhouse ecosystem);
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Advanced climate control. Grow lights (incl. LED) to enable year-round production. Various heating and electricity sources, always seeking the lowest environmental footprint: geothermal, biomass, waste-gas in combination with Combined Heat & Power generators. Active cooling to grow locally in warmer environments.
Growing
Hydroponic cultivation without soil, plants growing on substrate or floating on water.

Precision irrigation, minimizing the use of water and fertilizer.

Natural pollination using hard-working bumble bees.
Food safety
Biological pest-control, fighting harmful bugs with friendly ones.

No pesticide residue. Global GAP food safety certification.
Current Operations
Our track record proves our competency to introduce locally grown premium vegetables into regional retail channels
Georgia
In Georgia our Imereti greenhouse produces lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. Heat is obtained from a nearby geothermal well.

Imereti Greenery
Kopaleishvili street 39
Samtredia
Georgia
Ukraine
FoodVentures started its portfolio near Lviv, Ukraine. Here we operate a lettuce greenhouse, delivering exceptional quality produce to demanding supermarket and food service customers.

Galicia Greenery
Buska 5
80500 Busk, Lviv Oblast
Ukraine
Kazakhstan
Near Aqtobe, Kazakhstan, FoodVentures has a 5 ha tomato greenhouse in operation, with another 5 ha under construction. Both heat and electricity are obtained from burning waste-gas, providing the greenhouse with a negative CO2 footprint.

Aqtobe Greenery
Sankibay Batyr Ave 143/2
Aktobe
Kazakhstan
China
In China, FoodVentures will start operating a 17.5 ha state-of-the-art greenhouse on Chongming Island, Shanghai. The project is the first greenhouse in a national cooperation partnership with Evergrande, the leading real estate developer. The complex is expected to be commissioned from January 2021.
FoodVentures is a professional vegetable greenhouse operator, actively pursuing growth opportunities. In the coming years our focus is on Kazakhstan and China.

We offer investors who are keen to develop large-scale vegetable greenhouses a comprehensive solution. FoodVentures takes full responsibility for development, construction and operations, including sales & marketing. In exchange, we offer the investor a healthy, stable return on the asset.

We have the experience and track record to deliver, and the ambition to grow.
FOR INVESTORS
FOR SUPPLIERS
We value long term relationships with suppliers.

We procure from suppliers with a proven track record, and prefer consistency across our operations. We constantly look for cost savings, and are open to source locally, as long as quality and consistency are assured.
SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPORTANT TO US
We care about the planet, our customers and people
We produce food to the highest food safety standards, with consistent quality, every day of every year.
We use resource - and energy efficient systems
✔ Highest Dutch operating standards
✔ LED lighting
✔ Soilless technology
✔ Minimal use of water and fertiliser
✔ Biological protection
✔ Global GAP
✔ Pesticide residue free
At FoodVentures, we value people first. We provide:
    New jobs for locals
    Staff development
    Stable salary, also when there is no production
    Gender equal opportunity
    SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPORTANT TO US
    We care about the planet, our customers and people
    We produce food to the highest food safety standards, with consistent quality, every day of every year.
    We use resource - and energy efficient systems
    ✔ Highest Dutch operating standards
    ✔ LED lighting
    ✔ Soilless technology
    ✔ Minimal use of water and fertiliser
    ✔ Biological protection
    ✔ Global GAP
    ✔ Pesticide residue free
    At FoodVentures, we value people first. We provide:
    New jobs for locals
    Staff development
    Stable salary, also when there is no production
    Gender equal opportunity
    Greenhouse in Ukraine
    Greenhouse in Georgia
    Greenhouse in Kazakhstan
    In-time and on-budget completion of first 6.7 hectares greenhouse

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    PARTNERS
    NEWS
    CONTACT US
    Dirk Aleven
    CEO
    Dirk founded the company, and pioneered development and operations of greenhouses the FoodVentures-way. His focus area is Eastern Europe, which includes our greenhouses in Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan. His functional area is Development and Greenhouse Operations. He chairs the management Board.
    Eric Van der Meer
    Board Advisor
    Eric is an early investor in the company. He joined Dirk in 2019 to focus on new developments. He is overseeing the development and operations of the business in China. His functional area is Sales & Marketing.
    Ron Vollebregt
    CFO
    Ron is also an early and active investor in the company, and joined Dirk and Eric in 2020 to take up the CFO role. His functional responsibilities include Legal and IT.
    4700 BC Roosendaal, The Netherlands
    P.O. Box 1119
    E-mail: info@foodventures.eu
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