Launching the project
“Miriam Delhaine from Holland Greentech got in touch with HAS with a concept to write a proposal together, for a Nuffic project focused on providing a tailor-made training programme. This would be a great combination for them alongside the marketing of their products”, explains Janneke. “The proposal was approved and has since been launched.”
Responding to the seasons
“During this project we train growers to cultivate cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet peppers in substrate. This means not growing in the soil but in a type of pot: plastic bags containing coconut substrate. Growers in Benin have to cope with both a rainy and dry season. Growing this way makes it possible to accurately regulate water and nutrient use and to respond to seasonal changes.