The challenge faced by farmers today is to square the circle of running a competitive farming business whilst using production systems with a reduced environmental footprint. To achieve this, innovation is a crucial factor.
Every week, discover a new profile in France and abroad with:
- easily replicable innovations developed and exhibited by farmers
- presentations and demonstrations by farmers themselves
- an assessment of innovations through the expertise of Chambers of Agriculture.
#1 - GAEC Francou Marcel et Fils, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (France)
Using farm-generated fertilisers
“Livestock breeding has allowed us to become more autonomous with regard to fertilisers and make better use of forage and rejected potatoes.”
#2 - Craige MacKenzie, Ashburton (New-Zealand)
Farming for the future
“Farming for the future: using the latest technology and science to improve how we work, increase our profitability and reduce our environmental footprint.”
#3 - Daniel Milhorat, Midi-Pyrénées region (France)
Developing sales of high added value wood products
“I decided to join in with this group initiative because it represents a new source of diversification while also reducing investment costs.”
#4 - Steve Larocque, Alberta (Canada)
Sustainable agriculture for improved soil structure and yield.
"Delivering a resilient production system that can withstand rainfall, hot weather, wind, drought and everything that nature throws at us every year.”
#5 - GAEC du Tertre Goutte, Brittany (France)
Automating for greater flexibility at work
“Our aim is to increase productivity per space and per labour unit whilst conserving flexibility in how we work.”
#6 - Carla Mayara Borges, Goias region (Brazil)
Achieve growth by converting land unsuitable for crop production and by structuring her organisation professionally
“Adopting a new perspective on unproductive land and converting it using cutting edge technology”
#7 - Agnès and Eric Porcher, Vendée (France)
Optimise production results by modulating inputs within fields
“The aim is to reduce disparities in the field (history, soil type) from stem elongation phase.”
#8 - Djamel Chaib, Algiers region (Algeria)
Protect wildlife and biodiversity, share resources (land, people, animals and plants) fairly.
“The land is our mother, it has a soul, we must under no circumstances intimidate it, harass it or make calculations, it is capable of generosity towards patient people who know how to maintain it.”
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