More than 8,000 ha of strawberries and red fruits are grown in white plastic greenhouses in the southwest of Spain, on the edge of the lagoons of the Doñana National Park, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir.
This Pléiades Neo imagery shows the rows of tunnel greenhouses that span an average of around thirty hectares each. The tunnels' lengths range from 60 meters to 115 meters, and they are irrigated by pumping water from the water table. With yields of 40 to 50 tons of strawberries per hectare and a total annual production of 300,000 tons, this Andalusian region positions Spain as the leading European producer of strawberries ahead of Poland and Germany. Referred to as "red gold," this industry employs up to 100,000 people and generates nearly 8% of the regional GDP.