Off to new shores…
The German peat and substrate producer Stender GmbH joined the AFSTA Congress on Djerba taking place from February 28, 2022 – March 3rd as silver sponsor this year. The event was held at Royal Garden Palace in Djerba, Tunisia. The congress was attended by almost 180 participants being seed traders and producers from all over the world.
Tunisia has experienced an increase of greenhouse crops as well as geothermal crops contributing to satisfying national needs and to the growth of exports from market garden products.
Our MENA manager Mr. Adel Zaraa, responsible for Stender’s Export Arabic countries, joined this congress. Among a variety of many current and interesting subjects for Africa, Mr. Zaraa was updated on soil and root health of cereals and vegetables, plant breeding innovations and the needs of the African seed sector and the general global seed trade.
After several workshops and reports, all participants had the possibilty to join the exhibition booths and trading rooms.
During the Gala dinner, we took the chance to have 1:1 conversations evaluating and generating new possible customers in West Africa but also meeting our existing customers was a pleasure.