Plant production and use

The figures talk for themselves

4,865 firms and 17,000 jobs

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Great business opportunities on offer

You’ll find abundant raw materials here
Pays de la Loire is Europe’s leading region for the production of medicinal plants, lamb’s lettuce, baby leeks and mushroom farming. Between 2014 and 2017, land for organic farming rose by 42%. Food processing businesses, take note!

Innovation and plants go hand in hand
Got a pioneering project? Our state-of-the-art support organizations such as Vegepolys and Campus Vegetal can help you out with innovation. This really is the place to be.

You’re in a region which uses local produce
Pays de la Loire is one of three leading regions for the number of short food supply chains – there are over 200 community-supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives in operation across the region. In the Loire-Atlantique Department, which has the most CSAs in France, 916 farmers sell at least one product via a short supply chain: market gardening, livestock, cheese…Let’s go local!

Is your need different? Let’s look at its business potential.

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Leading names

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Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

Vegepolys

The reference cluster regarding production of specialized plants respecting both environment and health.

www.vegepolys-valley.eu

Research platforms

GEVES

an internationally renowned centre of expertise for plant and seed related activities

www.geves.fr

INRAE

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment

www.inrae.fr

Iteipmai

The French research institute for the development of perfume, medicinal and aromatic plants

www.iteipmai.fr

AGROCAMPUS OUEST

Institute for life, food and horticultural sciences and landscaping

international.agrocampus-ouest.fr

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