Jack Ma tours Netherlands in farming technology quest, SCMP says

Ma was inspired by what he saw in Europe and believed that a combination of farming knowledge and Alibaba’s technologies would create ‘tremendous potential’ for the modernisation of agriculture in China, the Post said. — AFP

Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is visiting research institutions in the Netherlands to further his interest in agriculture-related technology, South China Morning Post reported on Oct 26.

Ma, who is travelling to Europe for the first time since a bruising Chinese government crackdown on his tech empire, was photographed visiting a number of institutes in the Netherlands, including aluminium extrusions and greenhouse roofs specialist BOAL Group, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people. He is undertaking the tour in his personal capacity, it said.

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