Agricultural Cooperative NESPAR
Nespar was founded in 1994 by a team of Chrissochori farmers in Municipality of Nestos. At the beginning, the cooperative was consisted of 40 Asparagus producers and the cultivated land was just 762 acres. The main goal of Nespar was the smoother management and the better organised distribution of the fresh Asparagus of the producers.
8 years later, having established a well-known name for Nespar Asparagus in the EU market as well as after many experimental crops took place around the area, the board council decided to expand their horizons by introducing the production of Nespar kiwi fruits. Experiments have shown that the Nestos Valley soil and the climate are ideal for this plantation.
The continuously high demand of the qualitative products of Nespar drove its members in 2011 to bring 2 more products in the market. These of the fresh apricot and plum fruits.
The production in 2013 reached 2.414.683 kg of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Nespar network of exports covers markets such as the European Union, Ex Soviet Union, Africa and Asia.
The production department is equipped with 11 cooling stores (3615sqm) and can take up to 1.500 tons of products. In the packing and storing department (2.115sqm) there is the electronic mechanical equipment of product sorting that can sort out up to 8 tons per hour, as well as the small-package fruit sorting machinery that can sort out produce in categories up to 2.1 tons per hour.
On top of that, the last 3 years 1.024sqm of new cooling stores were added. One of them is an Ozone conservation refrigerator that can take up to 1200tons (194sqm) of products. The total area is 4.831sqm which proves our continuous effort to keep up with new technology and systems.
The company uses its own, latest technology tractors for massive pest and disease control. This is a way to apply perfectly the Good Agricultural Practices.
The company uses only approved pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the instructions and requirements of ICM.
Beyond the certification schemes we follow for years, the cooperative has invested a capital purchase of two ultramodern machines for mass crop spraying. The crops of Asparagus, Apricot and Plum are controlled massively by a professional of Nestos area. As a result, we have a clear view of the crop control, we know exactly when and what formulations are used and the applications are done only when and where is necessary
40o Km Chrisoupolis – Keramoti, Kavala, P.C. 64200, Greece
tel: +30 25910 61779
fax: +30 25910 61997