Producer Organisations and Farmers: COEXPHAL (Association of Producer Organisations) which has 97 cooperatives and producer organisations members, representing 9,500 small holding family farmers and PYMES. It represents 70% of Almeria exports with a turnover of 1,643 million Euros, 65% of F&V production, as well as 77% of ornamental production of the region. The COEXPHAL group includes LABCOLOR laboratory and other engineering, certification and traceability companies, as well as a newly formed AgroEcology initiative. Since its inception, COEXPHAL has guided the major changes that have occurred in the F&V sector in Almería, serving as an example of innovation management: improvements in…
University of Almería
Research Institutions: the University of Almería, whose multi-disciplinary research groups and centers work on all aspects of greenhouse horticulture, including but not limited to IoT, ICT, automation, robotics, mechatronics, digitization processes, DSS, data analytics, energy and water management and social, economic and environmental analysis and impacts.
Cooperative Finance and an Agrifood Research Center: Cajamar Cooperative Bank and its Foundation, which includes an experimental and research center that has been the test bed for innovation and experimentation for the agricultural systems. It has been a fundamental institution in the development of the local economy. In addition, it carries out an intensive and consistent diffusion and transfer of knowledge through publications, conferences and agricultural advice to growers and companies.