On January 30th 2020, the Honorable Austrian Consul in Lebanon, Sir Gerhard Staﬂinger, accompanied by Debbane Agri CEO Mr. John Fawaz conducted a Field visit to Debbane Freres Advanced Trial Station in the South Area of Lebanon.
The visit started with a stopover at Debbane Zahrani branch (ofﬁces and warehouses). Sir Staﬂinger was briefed on Debbane Agri’s main strategies in developing the Agri sector business in Lebanon.
The next stop was at Debbane Freres advanced Production & Trial Station in Adloun. The tour was an opportunity to elaborate to the honorable guest the various activities conducted at the site including production with Hydroponic technology, the Protected Bananas, the Mango and Grapes advanced projects, and other innovative initiatives that the company is testing for the Lebanese Market and the Region as well.
Sir Staﬁnger was pleased to have met Debbane Freres Management and Operations teams, who gave him the opportunity to be more acquainted to the Lebanese Agricultural community. Moreover, Sir Staﬁnger wished Debbane Agriculture all the best to keep its leading role in Agri sector.
At the end of the tour, Debbane Freres offered the Embassy’s garden a lemon tree as symbol of friendship and appreciation.
VEGAS F1 is a variety of Greyzini Hybrid Zucchini distributed exclusively in Algeria by DEBBANE AGRI. Its supplier is based in the United States "APOLLO". The VEGAS F1 variety is a very strong, open plant, which facilitates its harvest. It is cylindrical in shape, with a very good quality. The fruit ripening phase takes place during periods of cold, in a proper way. It is characterized by its high production, as the yield per greenhouse in one harvest exceeded 90 kg. This result was obtained at ZERALDA Trial Station of DEBBANE AGRI. The VEGAS F1 variety is intended for greenhouse cultivation; its planting period is in October-November in the open field; and its planting period is in March-April and May. Information concerning the VEGAS F1 variety was posted on social media and shared by several official pages of the agricultural sector, in particular by the CNIF (The National Interprofessional Committee for Vegetable Cultures( and on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Agriculture.
On 27/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a field day on tomato varieties in Basrah, in the presence of the General Manager, Mr. Bassem Al Amin, and a number of engineers from Debbane. This field day was dedicated for the farmers and traders of Basrah who took a field tour to see the new and commercial varieties of tomatoes. They were given an explanation on the cultivated varieties by the Director of the Seeds Development Department, Eng. Ziad Nohman. The General Manager also made an intervention on the use of fertilizers and pesticides which are imported by the best suppliers, and explained the correct farming methods.
On 17/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a field observation of protected eggplant and pepper at Baghdad station for eggplant farmers on the bassin of the Latifiyah river. The lecture was divided into two parts: the first addressed the fertilizers and pesticides and was presented by the Director of Technical Development at Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd, Dr. Hussein Abbas Mohamed. The second dealt with the cultivation and plantation methods of the crops and was presented by Eng. Ali Mohamed, Head of Baghdad station, and Eng. Wajih Khodeir, Senior Engineer in the region.
On 6/2/2021, Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd organized a promotional lecture in cooperation with its agents in Aldor region and the province, namely the Farming Office of Hajj Adnan Al-Jarad and the Office of Hajj Ali Al-Faraji known for using modern technologies for the cultivation of wheat, including with regards to fertilizers, pesticides and seeds. The lecture was attended by the Director of Agriculture in Aldor and a number of agricultural engineers, farmers and seed producers. The lecture was divided into two parts: the first addressed the fertilizers and pesticides and was presented by the Director of Technical Development at Debbane for Modern Agriculture Ltd, Dr. Hussein Abbas Mohamed. The second dealt with seeds and was presented by Eng. Ziad Nohman along with Eng. Nawfal Talal, Director of the Central Region, and Eng. Amir Safian, Senior Engineer in the region.