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A UNIQUE PLACE FOR AGRICULTURE

The production model of Almerían agriculture is one characterised by high technical expertise and strong economic performance.

The unique geographical realities of the region (i.e. the scarcity of essential resources, such as water) have given rise to a production system based on the efficient use of natural resources and the adoption of large scale plastic greenhouse farming methods.

Almería has ~32,000 hectares of greenhouse cultivation and ~12,000 hectares of outdoor cultivation; operations built upon the principle of efficiency and a commitment to advanced technological methods

the orchard of europe

There are ~400 retailing companies in Almería, with an estimated collective turnover of €2.5 billion. Servicing a network of customers across Europe, these companies are supported by a web of seed houses, nurseries, agricultural suppliers, transport firms, integrated control systems, pest controllers, and food safety laboratories. 

This web constitutes a complete agricultural supply chain with a strong international focus.

Ecosistema

A short walk from our Almería campus you will find TECNOVA – the Foundation for Agricultural Auxiliary Technologies; a technology centre servicing a cluster of 120 agricultural support companies. The centre conducts extensive R&D work, whilst also offering training, promotion, and internationalisation assistance.

Through the provision of direct and quality services, TECNOVA seeks the continuous improvement of its stakeholders. The centre works to foster knowledge of greenhouse technology in arid climates, facilitate further development of such technologies, and refine its expertise in the application of such methods. It also participates in national and international research projects.

Almería, land of agriculture and...

Whilist Almería has set an international benchmark with its agricultural production model, the region offers much more than this.

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