We are DesertJoy
In December 2012 Agro Care started their sister project in Tunisia. Agro Care is one of the largest Dutch tomato growers with over 100 ha of greenhouse in the Netherlands. For the four years prior to 2012 we have been looking for an opportunity to expand our winter production abroad. When we came across the possibility to build up to 35 ha in the south of Tunisia we believed this was the right step to take. And we decided to start the Tunisian adventure for the following reason.
Great light :
When winter hits in the Netherlands and Dutch growers have to resort to growlight to produce tomatoes, Tunisia offers us a tremendous amount of natural light. With joules between 1000 and 1500 this is comparable with summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Geothermal water :
A huge amount of geothermal water is available. We do not only use this water for watering plants, we also use this for heating. This makes our greenhouse very energy efficient.
Gas pipeline :
A gas pipeline, which delivers gas from Algeria to Italy, runs directly past our hectares of land. Therefore we have fast and efficient access to gas and Co2.
Fast logistic route :
In just three days from harvesting our tomatoes reach GreenPack in Maasdijk, the Netherlands, where our products can packed according to your likings and transported towards your location of choice.
We believe we can produce the highest quality winter tomatoes, perfectly comparable with Dutch produce. The experience of our Dutch growers in combination with heated greenhouses, geothermal heating and natural light make sure we offer the best quality in a very sustainable way.
Our goal is to produce tomatoes in the most sustainable way, especially in winter. With the excellent light conditions, naturally warm water and short logistic routes we have a great opportunity to do so.