The Egyptian government is looking to modernise its agriculture in order to develop the economy, creating new jobs and improving population wealth.
Last March, an Egyptian delegation visited different European countries in order to get to know the greenhouse industry first-hand. They were very interested in what had happened in Almeria during the last 30 years. From being one of the poorest areas in Spain, it is now the largest greenhouse concentration worldwide and the most important vegetable producer during the winter season.
The model of Tecnova Research Centre was also quite surprising for the Egyptian delegation as Tecnova is a private entity whose 126 partners are the private companies that provides greenhouse technology.
Almeria being a very warm and dry area, Tecnova has developed a High Productivity Greenhouse Model for Warm and Hot Climate Conditions. Most of the world population is living in warm and hot countries and because of the climate change, more areas will become even warmer. Natural resources (land, water, etc.) are getting scarce and with worse quality.
Last August, the Minister of Agriculture of Egypt , Prof. Dr. Essam Osman Fayed, with an eleven person delegation visited Tecnova for the last details of the project.
Finally, at the beginning of September, the Chairman of Tecnova, Mr. Angel Barranco, went to El Cairo to sign the contract.
The inauguration of the Tecnova’s High Productivity Pilot Greenhouse will take place beginning 2017 by the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdelfatah Al-Sisi.
For more information:
Centro Tecnológico Tecnova
Parque Tecnológico de Almería (PITA)
Avd. de la Innovación, 23. 04131 El Alquián-Almería
+34 950 29 0822