Meetings for progress
After all, that was the goal: exchange. Exchange of advice, experiences, fears, and hope. Thus, we provided a day filled with meetings. Firstly, a meeting with Phillipe Stas, buyer for the banana product range for the entire Colruyt Group. For one day and without beating around the bush, he answered the many questions regarding the banana production and the future of the organic industry. And he managed to reassure them.
This was followed by a meeting with Jan Schockaert (Department Manager purchasing). He completed Colruyt Group's commitment by signing a contract.
Finally, the group met with Mieke Vercaeren (Collibri Foundation) and Hervé Lisoir (King Baudouin Foundation) to discuss the next steps. These involved, for example, selecting a local partner to head the training programme.