Spanish success with mushrooms, asparagus

07 December 1998

Spanish success with mushrooms, asparagus

MUSHROOMS and asparagus are two of the most successful crops in Spains Ebro Valley, reports the Financial Times in a special report on the region.

Mushroom farmers on the banks of the Ebro in Calahorra formed a co-operative, Champiunion, to can their crops in 1992.

The company was producing 14,000 tonnes of canned mushrooms two years later and is currently investing almost US $2 billion in new machinery.

The centre of the asparagus agribusiness is further down the Ebro at Tudela where Ian is the worlds biggest canned asparagus producer.

  • Financial Times 07/12/98 page 31, page 32

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