Thirty years ago, Almeria was just like Shouguang, with its plastic-protected craze and intensive agriculture growing by 150% annually. Nowadays, with one million greenhouses of around one thousand square meters, Shouguang is also taking its first steps in the use of integrated biologic control. Koppert, a Dutch multinational firmly established in Almeria and specialized in organic control, has opened new headquarters in Beijing and distribution centers in the province of Shandong, to which Shouguang, the ‘Chinese Almeria’, belongs…Full-text article: Fresh Plaza Oct 2013

Key points

  • At the time of publication, all Shouguang greenhouse production was destined for local markets
  • Almeria is located on the Mediterranean coast in Andalusia province, Spain

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