The most prominent activities of GCO, a company of Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd – Iraq, during the second quarter of 2021 include:
Preparing an internal control system to oversee the quality and efficiency of the technical work through the detection processes that precede and follow the work of the field team during customers visit.
Raising team performance by training ambitious and scalable staff to be at leadership levels or supervisors of field teams.
Adapting to the changes in an appropriate manner and according to the requirements of the current stage, the most important of which is organizing preventive sterilization process for Covid-19.
Adopting the professional and humane method in the sterilization process by approaching companies producing sterilizers for the purpose of applying them according to the scientific perspective during the sterilization course adopted by the company to prevent side effects during work, in order to preserve public health.
Adopting the initiative to provide free service to humanitarian and service institutions as part of a sense of responsibility, the most important of which is the preventive sterilization process for Covid-19 within the institutions affiliated with the Ministries of Justice and Interior and the offices of international missions in Iraq.
Including the sterilization service as an additional service of our company by registering it officially as Global Care Operations, Public Health Solution Pest Control Services Ltd, in addition to providing the necessary work requirements to adequately apply the process.
Committing to the standards and regulations set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) by starting to use pesticides and everything related to human health and the ecosystem.
Continuously communicating with relevant companies in the field of food safety in order to improve the level of services provided by us, especially within production sites and food preparation areas.
Rejecting any contracts or requests involving the use of materials or treatment processes that are outside the framework of the standards of the WHO or that conflict with the environmental protection laws.
Training technicians, supervisors, and engineers on an ongoing basis by involving them in courses organized internally or with the participation of the Ministries of Agriculture and Health.
Assisting international organizations operating in Iraq in consulting, technical support, and technical treatment.
Introducing new work methods that include safe control (mechanical and non-chemical), especially in production lines, to reduce risks to the lowest levels.
This year, the seed department at Debbane Agri has introduced the NOURHANE F1 variety in Biskra in the South East of Algeria. In the past, NOURHANE F1 was intended for open field segments in the western, central, and eastern regions of the country. Its introduction in the region of Biskra in covered fields has produced excellent results, which was reflected by the good behavior of the plant, a fruit size that exceeds 3 kg, the firmness of the fruit (Absence of fruit rot), a growth cycle ranging from 60 to 65 days and its exceptional sweet and fragrant taste. Given the advantages that NOURHANE F1 has offered in greenhouses; namely the precocity and firmness, we recommend that this variety be planted in the early cycle in December in Biskra.
As part of its strategy to develop its human capital, DEAL has launched new training programs. Entitled "Mastering Sales Techniques," the first training was held in May, targeting the sales team. The main objectives of the training were understanding the main issues pertaining to customer relations, discovering the importance of each stage of a structured meeting, mastering sales meetings, learning how to explore the customer's needs, dealing with clients’ objections, and making offers. This training was also an opportunity for sharing knowledge, as a means to reinvigorate the sales team towards development and continuous improvement. These initiatives are sponsored by the company, as they bring out the best in each of its employees.
On April 14, 2022, an educational symposium was held for senior farmers of tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in the Najaf and Karbala regions to introduce DEMA’s wide range of fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds. With the presence of the General Manager, southern sales manager, seeds manager, and engineers, this symposium was held and at the end of the symposium.
On May 11, 2022, the Debbane for Modern Agriculture Team organized a field day at its Erbil Station. The said day aimed to observe varieties of protected cucumbers, onions, wheat, and barley in the presence of a group of traders and farmers along with the DEMA team.