The company based in Sagunto, Valencia, is expanding its main berry cultivation in Morocco. The berry and citrus specialist, Daifressh, which currently has 80 hectares of raspberry production in the Agadir region, has just acquired two new farms covering 140 hectares. Its objective: to become the leading supplier in Central Europe.
Just under three years after starting raspberry production in the Agadir region, the Spanish multinational Daifressh is thinking bigger in Morocco. As its market presence continues to grow, the company, which produces and distributes to international retailers through its own logistics network, wants to consolidate its berry production in the Kingdom. While Daifressh has 80 hectares of raspberry production to date, it has recently acquired a further 140 hectares, which should come into production in the next few years. This new area will be divided into 105 hectares of blueberries and 35 hectares of raspberries.
Meanwhile, on its 80-hectare raspberry farm, the Valencia-based group is conducting ongoing tests on 15 hectares for new varieties, including white chillies, chillies and hydroponic Kapia.
For the record, Morocco is the latest project of the Spanish multinational, which also continues to strengthen its investments in Poland in new areas, as well as in improving its varietal offer and more efficient and sustainable cultivation systems.
Last year, Daifresh’s farms in Poland covered 125 hectares dedicated to the production of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. For this season, which starts in a few months, an additional 11 hectares of raspberries and 4 hectares of blueberries will be available and in the coming years the company plans to develop a total of 280 hectares, of which 120 are for raspberries and 160 for blueberries.
With its investments in Morocco and Poland, the Daifressh Group aims to become the leading supplier in Central Europe.
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