Table ronde agriculture bio SIMA 2019

Organic farming : Why and how to commit to organic?

Round table offered by AXEMA and SIMA, organised with Agence Bio (French Agency for the Development and Promotion of Organic Agriculture), in partnership with Biofil

Driven by rising consumption of organic products, the growth and dynamism of organic farming is increasing all the time. “Organic” remains the major growth factor for the food sector. With 85% of French consumers believing it is important to develop organic farming, there are many reasons for their enthusiasm: 91% believe it helps to preserve the environment, 89% believe it is good for health and 75% believe that organic farming creates employment. The aim of this discussion is to share the experiences of participants in organic farming.French, European and international operators from the top to the bottom of the agricultural supply chain will provide their insights and specific advice on converting to organic farming.

0:00:24 Introduction by Christine RIVRY
0:02:34 Presentation of Florence MEA
0:23:20 Presentation of Marc VARCHAVSKY
0:42:50 Presentation of de Maria PELLETIER
1:04:20 Presentation of Christian CARNAVALET
1:21:55 Presentation of Gille SAUZET
1:49:35 Questions-Answers

Tuesday 26 February, from 10:30 to 12:30, Hall 3 mezzanine

Most of the speeches will be delivered in French, simultaneous translation headphones will be available (both ways French<->English).

The Speakers

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3C AGRO Conseil

Landscaper-designer, agronomist, farmer and president of the agency

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Florence MEA

Agence Bio

Deputy Director

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Agence Bio


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Head of the Economic Council

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Christine RIVRY



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Moulin Marion

Executive Director specialized in the organic food industry

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Terres Inovia

Studies and development Engineer

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