Anne Marie Kortleve

Coordinator Marketing & Communications

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Me

Hello there! I am one of the community managers of this platform. I work as a Manager Marketing-Communications at the AgriProFocus International Secretariat in The Netherlands. My job is to make you feel at home on this platform and provide you with all the information you need. Besides managing this platform I am responsible for all internal and external communications and marketing for the AgriProFocus network.

I obtained my Master degree in Communication Sciences at Wageningen University in 2008 and worked as Marketing and Communications Officer at ICCO Cooperation from 2011 until 2014. Since February 2014, I work at AgriProFocus.

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Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:16

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 11

Name: Ronipam Enterprises Limited: Mr. R. (Rodney) Miselo
Country: Zambia
Website: www.ronipam.com

Innovation

The innovation is aimed at addressing the wastage of fruits and vegetables by processing them into valued added products such as chutneys (tomato, mango and chilli), orange marmalade and peanut butter using methods that keep the products readily available on and off season. Working with smallholder farmers and helping them improve rural income generation, the focus is on low-cost, non-destructive ways of processing to maximize production and in turn maximize profits.

Rachael Banda very nice

3 years 1 month ago

Happiness Serenje Good lucky Rodney!!

3 years 1 month ago

Vuyelwa Magole proud of you son

3 years 1 month ago

Mumba Nhlane Very innovative, all the best Rodney!!!

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:14

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 10

Name: North East Chilli Producers Association Ltd:  Acham Hellen Ketty Elungat
Country: Uganda
Website: www.necpaug.org

Innovation:

African bird eye chilli is a high value crop organically produced by 10,000 households in Northern Uganda. With high capsicum and pungency required at the international markets for its unique guaranteed and timely supply of quality quantities dried chilli the innovation seeks to add value by proccessing chilli into various products such as powder, source and chilli oil. 

Charles Mirisio All the best Imat Hellen Acham

3 years 1 month ago

wece andrea All the best

3 years 1 month ago

Harriet Acen Great inovation.

3 years 1 month ago

Elungat William Dennis My vote is for NECPA

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:11

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 9

Name: Simunchembu Agriprise: Mr. M. (Martin) Simunchembu
Country: Zambia

Innovation:

Simunchembu Agriprise is an intergrated farming system that incorporates high value horticulture with country chicken in an interdependant way.

The production is outsourced through an outgrower scheme that targets women and youths. Through this we not only foster the particicipation of small scale farmers in the value chain but also promote food and income security.

Martin Simunchembu Success is impatient, Never waste time in exploiting opportunity, Opportunity not quickly identified or exploited is immediately taken away

3 years 2 months ago

Ernest Chileshe Proud of your success & achievement. Wish you all the best of luck & you always have our support

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:08

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 8

Name: MAISCO Ltd
Country: Rwanda


Innovation:

Increasing vegetable production by adopting environmental friendly farming practices such as grafting techniques whereby tomatoes and irish potatoes are grafted together to give a high yielding seedling which is also resistant to the pests and diseases.

Ndahetuye John I like the idea increasing production of Veggies, they are healthy too. Good job MAISCO!

3 years 1 month ago

Cedric Habiyaremye You guys have a tremendous innovation. I like how this technology is milestone to helping farmers optimize production on their piece of land and produce healthy food. This is key in the fight against malnutrition. Keep it up, I'm very proud of you!

3 years 1 month ago

Manzi Axel Very interesting

3 years 1 month ago

Hashakineza Muyobera claude Wow wow,interesting

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:05

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 7

Name: Agasoro Organic: UZAMUKUNDA Isabelle/ISA BISCUIT
Country: Rwanda
Website: www.agasaroorganic.rw

Innovation:

In extraction of juice from pineapple, there left many useless residuals, the innovative idea of drying these residuals making from them a powder which we use for making biscuit, came up; expecting to add more value to the production of our organic pineapple, by introducing a new and competitive biscuit on national and regional market and increasing income to farmers.  

Francois Xavier Keep it up Madame Isabelle

3 years 1 month ago

Hakizayezu Martin Keep up Isabelle

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 02:01

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 6

Name: Gashora Gold: Beza Betty & Mutezinka Sandrine
Country: Rwanda


Innovation:

Gashora Gold is a business created and managed by young business ladies from gashora girls academy. Gashora Gold is a natural and healthy peanutbutter made from ground nuts, sugar, chocolate and salt. Gashora Gold is not only profit oriented, but also aims at impacting the community. Each year the business provides a scholarship to one gashora girl who can’t afford school fees. Women working with the business get health insurances and now their children go to school.

Biganiro Fidele Woow!!! I like that you are under 18 and you are committed to do something for the community (social impact). The sky is the limit.... wishing you all the best.

3 years 1 month ago

MUROKORE YOEL Wooow! This is so touching to see that these very young ladies are interested in giving back to the community. I am voting for you. God bless your endevours!

3 years 1 month ago

MUROKORE YOEL so proud of you!

3 years 1 month ago

UMUTONI Solange You mean the bright future for Rwanda

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 01:58

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 5

Name: KOFAr Ltd (Kenya Organic Finest Aromas Ltd): Mrs. F. (Francescah) Munyi
Country: Kenya
Website: www.kofarltd.com

Innovation:

KOFAr is a social enterprise company dealing with a soil amendment programme in Kenya. Our “Soil Repair” package offers natural and organic soil conditioners & soil amendments that have worked in many farms in Kenya. We also use locally manufactured organic fertilizer that improves soil structure. This increases production of quality yields per unit area.

Stevo Kim Mambo poa

3 years 1 month ago

Maureen Vuyanzi You deserve

3 years 1 month ago

Michael Mwangi No one like you in this world. Praying to make like Ombama

3 years 1 month ago

Doreen Kwiringira It all starts from the ground! Great that you are concerned. My vote and prayers for you!

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 01:55

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 4

Name: East Africa Fruits Farm Co Ltd: Mr. E. (Elia) Timotheo
Country: Tanzania
Website: www.eafreshproduce.com

Innovation:

East Africa Fruits Farms’ business model aims at impacting small holder farmers by purchasing fruits and vegetable at good prices, using modern agriculture methods and cold chain logistics to reduce post harvest losses, and ehance the adaptation to climate changes. To increase farmers productivity, extension officers offer trainings on Good agriculture practices and record keeping that can facilitate farmers to secure loans.

Donald Kipung'a All the best brother

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 01:50

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 3

Name: EcoLife Foods Mrs. H. (Hadijah) S. Nantambi
Country: Uganda
Innovation idea: Eco-Cold storage

EcoLife foods has established a low cost insulation technology for cold storage facilities by recycling plastic waste bottles. The plastic (PET) bottles are collected from all the hotels, restaurant and collection centres in the suburbs of Kampala. These are cleaned, closed and re-used as source material for insulation in the cavity wall for Eco-cold storage® facilities.

Insulation is very important in cold rooms in achieving energy efficiency and maintaining temperature conditions which can extend the shelf-life of the perishable fruits and vegetables. The facility helps to curb the rate of high post-harvest loses faced in the horticulture and therefore farmers can

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Rolf Schinkel I love this innovation! Especially as it does not only help to keep stuff cool but helps to reduce waste as well! Unfortunately I have only one vote. Wish you success!

3 years 1 month ago

Micheal Ssekyondwa Grate idea. Plastic waste bottles finally got use where they dont have to be taken through another chemical reactive process during recycling. These recycling procedures also exposes people and environment. Secondly, the extension of fruits/vegetable shelf life albeit in a clean environment is a plus. I hope this idea is extended across the horticulture farmers.

3 years 1 month ago

RONALD KAYIWA Waaw! This is great I believe this will reduce the adverse effects these bottles have on the drainage around Kampala and Uganda at large

3 years 1 month ago

Deborah Namirembe This is interesting.. Kampala and Uganda in general has a challenge of disposing off used plastic bottles. Recycling them will protect the environment. post harvesting of fruits/vegetables is also a challenge to many farmers in Uganda.....this innovation is timely

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 01:47

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 2

Name: Zelo Foods Limited: Mr. D. (David) Chisulo
Country: Zambia

I turned inferior peanut powder, from peanuts grown by peasants and sold by street vendors, into a prestigious, high value and nutritious product now sold in middle and upmarket supermarkets. I invented a special pack which is a natural preservative from less than one month to at least one year.

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Business Innovation Competition
Posted 19 November 2015 at 01:42

VOTE NOW for your favourite Business Innovation Competition winner!

The winner with the most likes from our platform will win a prize during 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 25-27 november in Kigali, Rwanda!

Winner 1

Name: AfriBanana Products (ABP) ltd
Mr. J. (John) Bosco Byaugisha
Country: Uganda
Website: www.afribananaproducts.com


AfriBanana Products (ABP) has managed to add value to banana especially the cooking type known as Matooke. ABP has successfully increased the shelf life of the Matooke from one week to six months. It has managed to utilise almost 90% of the plant which used to left to waste; ABP has extracted Wine, Juice, charcoal briquettes, shopping bags and clean planting materials.

Korinako Aswi Lets all talk banana industry in Africa....

3 years 1 month ago

Byaruhanga Jimmy We have been blind....We have now seen because of AFRIBANANA. No more poverty in the next five yrs in banana growing areas lets move with Afribanana

3 years 1 month ago

Meron Belayneh Great innovation for post harvest lose reduction technology with multipurpose use of cooking banana and long shelf-life!!!!

3 years 1 month ago

Anne Marie Kortleve The online voting is closed as of now. A big thank you to all people who voted!

3 years 1 month ago

Ambrose Owoesigire This is a great innovation from Uganda where banana flows in every Ugandan's blood

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Exhibition
Posted 12 November 2015 at 03:51

New Exhibitors confirmed!

Boost your brand by becoming an exhibitor at 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture'! On the 25-27th of November, AgriProFocus will host a unique event to promote innovation and trade within the horticulture sector in Africa. 


Confirmed exhibitors:

East-West Seed - Thailand

AVRDC World Vegetable Centre - Tanzania/Uganda

AgriTech - Kenya

ECoH Holdings - Kenya

Fertikal NV - Belgium

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Worldwide

Strathmore Business School - Kenya

The Hive Group - Rwanda

Holland Lounge:

Orinso, Bosman van Zaal, Hoogendoorn, Koppert Biological Systems, RijkZwaan, DLV Plant, Holland Green Tech, TAHMO, Wageningen-UR, BoP Inc, SNV, Greenport Holland, Agriterra

Will you be next?

Exhibit at our event and:

1. Draw attention to useful and innovative services or products in the fruits and vegetables sector

2. Get your products known in the region and find new (export markets) for your products/services

3. Learn from other companies

4. Spread the innovations over the country borders

5. Get new bus

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2015 at 09:12

More confirmed speakers for Conference ‘Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture’!

25-27 Nov – Lemigo Hotel - Kigali - Rwanda

We are honoured that our conference will be opened by a key note speech from the Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda. We can also announce contributions from various respected authorities when it comes to horticulture: Mrs. Rachael Kemigisha (COMESA), Mr. Adrian Roelofs (RijkZwaan), Mr. Anne Elings (Wageningen UR), Mr. George William Kayonga (NAEB), Mrs. Josephine Makondo (Chamber of Commerce Zambia), Mr. Kelvin Odoobo (Hive group), Mr. Patrick Koome (Koppert biological Systems), Mr. Caudius Kurtna (AgriTech Kenya), Mrs. Mary Maina (VECO East Africa), Mr. Steven Trijsburg (BoPInc), Mr. Maarten Suzan (Financial Access East Africa) and many more!

We have developed interesting sessions, with amongst others:

· an exciting panel session about the potential of regional trade in horticultural products;

· pitches by the winners from each country of the Business In

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Nicole Metz Thanks Anne Marie for updating the whole network. As team preparing the conference programme, we are really happy with the number of experts from all over the network who will contribute during plenary and parallel sessions. Thanks to all collegues and members who have contributed ideas, suggestions for this programme.

3 years 2 months ago

Anne Marie Kortleve We have a new updated program! Check it out here: http://agriprofocus.com/upload/Horticulture_Conference_Programv51448290365.pdf

3 years 2 months ago

nov
16

Training course: Agribusiness development and management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 November 2015 to 20 November 2015 - All Day Event
  IRES training centre, Nairobi

Agribusiness denotes the collective business activities that are performed from farm to the market. It covers the supply of agricultural inputs, the production and transformation of agricultural products and their distribution to final consumers. It is one of the main generators of employment and income worldwide.

Agribusiness is characterized by raw materials that are mostly perishable, variable in quality and not regularly available. The sector is subject to stringent regulatory controls on consumer safety, product quality and environmental protection. This training is intended to introduce the participants to agricultural production and marketing as means to sustain their livelihoods.

Who should attend?

This one-week course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for

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nov
29

Poultry, Processing & Meat Trade Mission

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  29 November 2015 to 04 December 2015 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

From November 29 until December 4 2015 a Poultry, Meat and Processing Trade Mission to Kenya will be organized by the Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. Part of this trade mission will take place at the AIPEX in Nairobi. Also a matchmaking session, a reception, company visits (field visits) and a seminar will be organised in Kenya.

Draft programme (Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015):

Sunday: Arrival of delegation and welcome dinner
Monday: Prepare the stands/holland pavilion and visit the AIPEX
Tuesday: Visit the AIPEX and company visits to farms, feed factory and slaughter house
Wednesday: Seminar and matchmaking session
Thursday: Governmental meetings and meetings with universities
Friday: Company visits and individual appointments

Participation costs:

Optional:
Holland Pavilion at the Africa International Poultry EXPO (AIPEX 2015): costs to be confirmed.

Participation costs include:
- Conference and exhibition attend

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nov
25

Matchmaking session Dutch Horticulture business delegation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 November 2015, 12:00-17:00
  Holland Lounge, Expo Grounds, Kigali

On behalf of the NABC, SPARK and the Netherlands Embassy in Kigali you are hereby cordially invited to meet with the Dutch Horticulture business-delegation that is visiting Rwanda to meet new business contacts, clients or partners active in the horticulture sector.

Location: The Holland Lounge, AgriProFocus Horticulture Exhibition @ Expo Grounds, Gikondo

Including: a networking cocktail afterwards

Registration is compulsory!

Please send an email to Herma Mulder at hmulder@agriprofocus.com, with your company profile and indicate who you would like to talk to.

Company profiles of participating countries can be found in the attachment.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 November 2015 at 11:19

Food Security Vacancy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, based in Cotonou, Benin (in Dutch)

Senior beleidsmedewerker voedselzekerheid en private sector

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Functieomschrijving

De ontwikkeling van voedselzekerheid en de private sector zijn speerpunten van het Nederlandse OS- beleid. Bijna 1 miljard mensen hebben honger en 2 miljard mensen hebben een chronisch tekort aan essentiële voedingsstoffen. In Benin ben jij verantwoordelijk voor de uitwerking van (nieuwe) beleid.

Als beleidsmedewerker analyseer je problemen binnen het huidige beleid en schrijf je (verbeter)plannen. Daarbij zorg je voor de goede uitvoering van het door jou ontwikkelde beleid en adviseer je over de toepassing ervan.

Het gaat bij de ontwikkeling van voedselzekerheid en de private sector niet alleen om de voedselproductie en -consumptie, maar ook over de verbanden daartussen. Denk hierbij aan de markt, infrastructuur en een stimulerend ondernemingsklimaat. Het Nederlandse program

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Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 30 October 2015 at 08:44

NEW: Conference Program 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture'

25-27 Nov – Lemigo Hotel - Kigali - Rwanda

The conference will offer space for sharing of experiences and knowledge. Businesses, public institutions, universities, farmers organisations, CSOs, from the countries in the region have the opportunity to learn from each other and showcase their good practices. So join us!


The conference will be opened by a key note speech from Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda. We can also announce contributions from various respected authorities when it comes to horticulture: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Tanzania Horticultural Assocation (TAHA), Private Sector Federation of Rwanda (PSF), National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Nakumatt Holdings, TechforTrade Kenya, E-prod. solutions, AgriTech Kenya, Ronipam Zambia, BoPInc, Financial Access East Africa, Kahindo Pineapple processors.


We have developed interesting sessions, with amongst oth

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Nicole Metz Looking forward to meeting you all - many different horticultural companies, producers, specialists - in Kigali during this conference! As organising team, we are proud to have high-level representation at the opening event, and a wealth of expertise to be shared by great panelists and speakers from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Zambia, Uganda and from regional bodies and international organisations!

3 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 26 October 2015 at 12:58

Wanted: Managing Director AgriProFocus!

- Dutch only - 

Recrutering van onze nieuwe managing director verloop via Ebbinge.

'belangenbehartiger, gezicht & NGO ondernemer’


Nederlands initiatief. Professionele, innovatieve netwerkorganisatie. Ondersteunt actief agrarisch ondernemerschap en voedselzekerheid in opkomende landen (w.o. Afrika, ZO-Azië). Breed draagvlak.

Vanaf 2005 maakt AgriProFocus haar ambitie waar als kennis- en actienetwerk. Focus op positieversterking van de primaire, duurzame voedselproducent (‘boeren en boerinnen’) en hun bedrijven. In aangegeven regio’s. Leden zijn kennisinstellingen, NGO’s, NL (internationale) agrofood, overheid, agro-professionals. Directeur heeft combi rol van verbinder, leider en ondernemer. Onderhoudt groot extern relatienetwerk (w.o. bedrijfsleven, NGO’s, NL Ministeries, ambassades en internationale donoren), ontwikkelt zakelijke kansen en weet deze te benutten,mede vanwege veranderende inkomstenstromen. Is creatief en oplossingsgericht. Hij/zij

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GANTONGBE Achille hallo Bedankt voor het delen van deze informatie . Ik ben zeer geïnteresseerd in deze werving , maar ik zou willen dat de boodschap in het Engels of het Frans te begrijpen . dank u

3 years 2 months ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Dear Achille, unfortunately the vacancy text is only available in Dutch, since the position is based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. I suggest you use Google Translate if you are interested in the contents of the vacancy.

3 years 2 months ago

Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 26 October 2015 at 10:44

REDUCED PRICE: Conference & Exhibition 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' 

25-27 nov, Kigali, Rwanda

Due to some generous sponsorships from our organising partners, we can announce that conference tickets and exhibition booths will be offered at a reduced price! A 2-day conference ticket is now only $50 and an exhibition booth will be $150 for 3 days! Register now and meet useful (international) horticulture partners from East Africa and The Netherlands!

REGISTER TODAY and:

1. Get your products known in the region and find new (export markets) for your products/services

2. Get new (international) business partners in horticulture 

3. Join key international, regional and domestic agri-business players and decision makers in highly interactive discussions during the conference: speakers will share existing investment and regional trade opportunities in Horticulture!

More information:

- Conference

- Exhibition

- Registration 

Take this unique opportunity and register now!

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