Sharing know-how and increasing production sustainability
Greenyard Fresh Germany has co-funded and participated in several projects of knowledge improvement and capacity-building for small banana farmers in Ecuador, Colombia and Suriname. The initiative involved 330 farm visits, coaching 140 producers, and training 7,825 workers in GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and social compliance. Since February 2017, Greenyard Fresh Germany has also provided three training sessions in Mali for growers, harvesting teams, exporters, and local institutions covering a variety of topics including tree pruning, fertilizer use, water management, tree nursery, disease control and specifications for European retailers. The sessions were each attended by between 50 and 80 participants.