Building a cluster approach for the world leading agro system in berry production
Huelva (Spain) is the leading cluster on strawberry production in the World, with an increasing role in other berry productions. Our main challenge with this work was to build up and disseminate a consistent cluster approach to this high-productivity agro-system, since manufacturing and service industry directly related to strawberry and berries production in Huelva account around 150 companies and 2,000 jobs and embrace 13 sectors, from solutions for irrigation and automatic remote control systems to greenhouses and other protection structures.
The vision behind that cluster-driven approach was to consolidate Huelva as a production model in high-productivity agriculture worldwide, based on technology, environmental sustainability and a global view of all activities along the value chain.
“For years, we have trusted TASO to support us in most of the strategic initiatives we have undertaken as producers and exporters association”
Rafael Domínguez, Director of Freshuelva, the EU leading association in berries production
Cluster development plan related to the New Agriculture Production in Huelva. ADESVA Technology Centre. 2009.