Sustaining the working communities in ahriculture through the development of the greenhouses structures and cultural practicies.
Funded by ILO, planned by CB, executed by Eq dpt.
The project took off by brainstorming meetings between ILO and DF. The target of ILO is to empower Akkar greenhouse farmers thus, sustaining the working communities whom lives are dependent of these plantations. Conclusive directions were taken and consequently implemented on field.
ILO took the initiative to completely fund two projects to be executed by DF. The project is to install two locations at two farmers’ place where new developed greenhouses spanning over half a dunum would be installed.
The new greenhouse is a developed bi-tunnel structure with a vertical wall, front doors and semi-automatic side opening while nets would be present in case of the opening, an elevated height. The main outcome would be: Better inner micro-climate / Land optimization / Simple opening and closing daily operation
While Tripoly branch serves the area of Akkar in its technico-commercial activity and its agriculture supplying, the equipment dpt along with the crop manager back in the main office have planned and put into perspective the new greenhouse structures.
To moment, the greenhouses were successfully installed. They have been planted the same crop in comparison to their neighboring single tunnels and continuous readings are being done throughout the season.
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.