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NABC is organizing a unique Inspiration Mission to Tunisia for vegetable growers. The one-week journey, which takes place between February 24 and March 1, 2019, will be led by Mr. Jan Mulder, who himself has many years of experience in greenhouse horticulture in North-Africa. Mr Mulder has successfully set up the Grow Group, and is willing to share his experience with fellow growers interested in expanding internationally.  The mission will include visits to Dutch-Tunisian companies, who are willing to share their experiences about doing business in Tunisia. One of the companies to be visited is Dutch tomato company Desert Joy, part of AgroCare, which grows cherry tomatoes on 25 hectares. The mission will be co-led by Mr. Ben Zwinkels, chairman of the Tunisian investment firm AfricInvest and the former chairman of the board of NABC. More information: Arne Doornebal.  



  • February 24: Arrival in Tunisia. Recommended flight: Lufthansa, departure 10:55
  • February 25: Visit to Tunisian-Dutch paprika grower Rainbow Horticulture  in Nabeul and transfer to Gabès
  • February 26: Company visits: Desert Joy, Server and A&G Van Den Bosch tomatoes
  • February 27: Visit to the governor of Gabès and the APIA, the regional agriculture authorities. Company visit to another grower, part of SanLucar.
  • February 28. Travel back to Tunis and networking dinner, with the Dutch ambassador to Tunisia, Mr. Ton Lansink.
  • March 1: Return to the Netherlands. Recommended flight: Lufthansa, departure 12:45

A detailed schedule can be downloaded here.


Practical information

The participation fee is Euro 1.500, with NABC members receiving a 250 euro discount. This includes participation in the mission but excludes flight, hotel accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses. Under certain conditions a mission voucher can be obtained from the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO), meaning euro 750 could be reimbursed. Check the website for terms and conditions.

For registration kindly contact: Arne Doornebal.  


Trade mission details

Horticulture trade mission to Tunisia
From February 24, 2019
Till March 01, 2019
Gabes, Tunisia