Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. recently hosted 24 college students from Cameroon.
The students toured Procacci’s facilities and the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market July 18, according to a Procacci news release.
The students are enrolled in an educational exchange between Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University and ENAM — Cameroon’s National School of Administration and Magistracy.
Agriculture is the backbone of Cameroon’s economy, employing over 70% of the country’s workforce and accounting for 42% of gross domestic product, according to the release.
That made Procacci Bros. and the market a perfect fit for the Cameroonians, George Binck, the company’s executive vice president, said in the release.
“There’s really no better place than the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market to observe the forefront of innovation and quality control in the U.S. produce industry,” Binck said in the release. “Every farming operation, let alone every country, faces different challenges, but we know that they’re going to take some of the information that we shared with them and do great things for their country.”