Plant production and use

The figures talk for themselves

1st French region for production of lamb's lettuce

80% of French production

Great business opportunities

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.


Leading names


Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters


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

Research platforms


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


National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment


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


Institute for life, food and horticultural sciences and landscaping

Let's meet at an event

20 October

GreenTech Amsterdam


Experience the entire world of horticulture under one roof! 20 - 22 October 2020
Meet us there!
12 January



Get connected to the crop productions of tomorrow. 12 - 14 January 2021 + VIBE: international tailored-made BtoB meetings. 12th January 2021
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