The Assembly of European Horticultural Regions is a nonprofit association which represents the voice of the fruit, vegetables and horticultural regions and their producer organisations in Europe. It gathers 16 regions and 35 Associations of producer organisations in 10 European country.
The purpose of AREFLH is to represent and defend the economic and social interests of regions and producers within the European institutions.
It is also a platform for exchanging experiences and good practices in order to foster partnerships and joint actions and promote innovative activities to the benefit of the fruit, vegetable and horticultural sector.
Agricultural Technical Institutes Agricultural Technical Institutes (known by their French initials, ITAs) are professional tools for applied research and transfer, specialised by sector (ﬁeld crops, livestock, fruit and vegetables, viticulture, specialised production (horticulture, medicinal plants, tropical plants, algae etc.), organic agriculture). Acta, leads this network, bringing them together and promoting...
ARMEFLHOR - Technical Institute of the Indian Ocean(Reunionese Association for the Modernisation of the Fruit, Vegetable and Horticultural Economy)The ARMEFLHOR ITA is part of Acta’s RITA institutes network (agricultural innovationand transfer networks) covering France’s overseas territories.As an associative structure, it was created by professionals in order to contribute to the...
ASTREDHOR - French technical institute of horticulture. ASTREDHOR designs and implements research programmes and innovation to improvethe technical, economic and environmental performance of horticultural, florist andfloricultural and landscaping companies. This horticultural technical institute has Stateapproval since 2008, and boasts more than 100 employees across 10 experimentalstations, conducting applied research programmes...
Colasse is an innovative Belgian company founded in 2006. The company is active in horticulture under the brand Vegeled™. It designs and manufactures LED lights. Colasse is more than just an equipment supplier, it is also a design office with a high degree of flexibility. Its objective is to form a true partnership with its customers and to offer them complete solutions according to their needs.
Conviron and sister company Argus Controls are world leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of controlled environments and control systems for plant science research, horticultural and other plant specific applications.
Conviron’s reach-in plant growth chambers, walk-in rooms and Argus Control systems provide precise, uniform, and repeatable control of temperature, light, humidity, CO2, and other critical environmental conditions.
Visit our website at conviron.com and arguscontrols.com to learn more about some of our new technologies and product offerings such as energy saving LED lighting and irrigation/fertigation systems.
Supported by the Government of Québec through the Ministry of Economic and Innovation, the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) and the Peat and Substrates Cluster are joining forces to speak about their engagement for responsible peatland management. The industry has committed for 30 years to independent, peer-reviewed research as the foundation for policies and regulation as well as for the development of best management practices such as ecological restoration. The industry is also committed to continuous improvement of their social responsibility accounting.The CSPMA is an association of horticultural peat moss producers and related enterprises devoted to promoting the sustainable management of the industry and the responsible management of Canadian peatlands. It provides support and advocacy for its members and leadership in environmental stewardship, as well as societal and economic wellbeing related to the use of Canadian peatland resources. The Peat and Substrate Cluster exists since 2007 and is part of the Quebec government's ACCORD approach. A flexible and dynamic formula, the cluster brings together industry, various governmental bodies, research centers associated with the field, and local development organizations. The Cluster’s activities, which stem from an action plan drawn to support the development of companies in the sector, are aimed directly at its members through unifying structuring projects.
The Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes - CTIFL - is the research and development organisation serving the fruit and vegetable sector, from production to distribution. As a pivotal point at the crossroads of fundamental research, applied research and innovation, the CTIFL works directly with professionals.
It is the key player in helping them to meet the challenges of competitiveness, innovation and sustainable production and thus contribute to guaranteeing the quality and accessibility of the products that consumers expect. To achieve its objectives, CTIFL conducts experimentation and research programmes, innovation initiatives, economic and regulatory monitoring, training and dissemination of information to professionals.
Herbaceous & Woody Sap Flux measurements for abiotic stress monitoring
East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer is a non-profit corporate foundation with unique ties to East-West Seed Group. We leverage a business-minded approach to sustainable development for farmers in less developed areas, as we offer practical field demonstrations on home and market-driven production. We also provide field-level training and exposure to best practices for profitable and sustainable farming. Our Technical Support Hub (TSH) continuously addresses complex challenges in vegetable production such as climate change, soil health, and water scarcity. THS works directly with our country teams, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and East-West Seed R&D. This close collaboration, via action research in countries’ learning plots for example, results in evidence-based recommendations presented in extension materials, training modules tailored to local audiences, and direct technical support in person or through digital platforms from our extension teams to farmers and other stakeholders working in the vegetable value chain. Since 2015, EWS-KT has trained more than 500,000 farmers in Asia and Africa. More information, check our websites:
Founded almost 30 years ago, Ecomatik has customers in more than 60 countries. It represents one of the world's leading manufacturers of plant sensors such as dendrometers, transpiration, and foliage temperature sensors. ECOMATIK sensors can be used in bio-, geo- or environmental sciences as well as in practical applications in any climatic situation, such as in deserts and rainforests, in Polar Regions and the tropics.
Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures – Angers (ESA) is a multidisciplinary private Institute of Higher Education and research founded in 1898 specialized in the fields of Agriculture, Agronomy, Food Science, Viticulture, Environment, Supply chain and Marketing.More than 3,000 students are studying at ESA – including 900 engineering-students and 250 foreign students from more than 35 different countries, a recurring number welcomed every year. The teaching method combines field experience with scientific and technical fundamentals that evolve with every innovation. It relies on the scientific excellence of applied research, of its studies and advice. Therefore, it makes ESA one of the leading agricultural higher educational groups in France
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger. Join us in creating a world without hunger and poverty.
FNAMS is the French seed growers’ association. Since 1955 FNAMS has been defending growers' interests and leading their networks.
FNAMS elaborates technical and economical references in seed growing on its 7 research sites in collaboration with scientific programs and technical committees. 39% of the trials carried on by FNAMS are dedicated to vegetables seeds production. Main topics are crop protection (including mechanical weed control), pests management and monitoring, pollination, fertilization, irrigation, implantation, swathing, harvesting and drying.
FNAMS is a member of the French seed Interbranch (SEMAE) and a partner of all the French seed production stakeholders.
The GEVES (Groupe d'Etude et de Contrôle des Variétés Et des Semences) is a french company which conducts studies for the description, evaluation of varieties, analysis and control of seeds. Its expertise on all cultivated species assure it a reference role on the international and national level.
Voltz Horticulture is an activity of Graines Voltz, a professional distributor of seeds and young plants for flowers and vegetables. With this specialisation, the company offers throughout the year a wide range of flowers and vegetables for cities, gardens and private balconies and terraces. These products are intended for professionals: horticulturists, nurserymen, landscapers, private and public communities.
In constant research, VOLTZ HORTICULTURE offers new solutions that are always more efficient, more creative and more reliable in order to allow its customers to enhance their know-how and to develop their sales with gardeners, who are increasingly in search of nature!
At Hiphen we have assembled a team of agronomists, image processing engineers, software engineers and data scientists who are laser focused on making high-throughput plant phenotyping accessible to the agricultural research community. We design plant assessment solutions that are actioned routinely by our clients, and we also develop custom-made image analytics applications that are tailor-made to tackle very specific agronomic challenges. We have committed our careers to data excellency and to uncover new phenotypic traits by innovating together with the scientific research community with whom we continuously create, test and validate new methods to help solve the current agronomic challenges and those that are yet to come.
IFO is one of the leading private companies specialized in the research and development of new varieties and rootstocks of apple and pear trees. The IFO team is made up of 13 experts covering a range of skills from variety breeding to the commercial launch of new varieties. Thanks to the experience gained through Dalival's founding nurseries, IFO has established an important network of partners around the world. Therefore, IFO offers a unique expertise as it can both propose to marketers some varieties adapted to their requirements and provide breeders with ambitious and relevant commercial development of their varieties
IFPC is the applied research institute working for the French cider sector. It conducts research and innovation programmes for the benefit of businesses in the sector, ranging from agricultural production to processing, with the objective of enhancing competitiveness and sustainable development. It is recognised for its excellence through the official qualification of Agricultural Technical Institute (ITA) and Agro-industrial Technical Institute (ITAI). Fifteen highly qualified staff, based on two stations, contribute tothe institute’s missions, which comprise in particular the creation of technical references, the development of innovations and the coordination of partners in collective research and development programmes.
IFV - French vine and wine instituteThe aim of the French Institute of Vine and Wine is to support the wine industry in itsinnovative projects, from the vine to the bottle, by disseminating technical progress andtechnology transfer to the vineyards to improve their competitiveness and sustainability.The IFV has 20 R&D...
The InVivo group is one of the leading European agricultural groups with a turnover of nearly 10 billion euros, more than half of which is generated in France.InVivo Retail, the InVivo group's multi-brand, multi-channel distribution division, is present in four business lines: garden centres, pet shops, lifestyle and food distribution.Building...
Created in 1976, Interfel brings together all the trades in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. All functions are represented: production, cooperation, shipping, import, export, wholesale, distribution (supermarkets, specialised shops and collective catering). A private law and initiative organisation, Interfel is recognised as a national agricultural interprofessional association by French rural law, as well as by the European Union since 21 November 1996 within the framework of the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO).
« L’ISTOM, the Graduate School of International Agro-Development, is a school accredited by the French engineering commission, called the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur) . The CTI is the relevant body in charge of carrying out evaluation procedures that lead to the accreditation of the institutions to award engineering degrees.
It trains players committed to the global agro-ecological transition thanks to a strong awareness of agri-development and the major global issues of sustainable development, which are at the heart of the school's project.
Istom’s programme combines life and environmental sciences, socio-economic aspects and engineering tools, while placing an emphasis on the field thanks to 16 months of internships and missions spread throughout the cursus. This multidisciplinary pedagogy in project mode offers all the qualities and skills necessary for future ISTOM graduate engineers
ITEIPMAI - French research institute for perfume, medicinal and aromatic plants ITEIPMAI is a professional research organisation, recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture,for the perfume, aromatic and medicinal plant sector and certified by the Ministry ofResearch. It includes 25 permanent staff of which 12 are engineers and managers.It conducts finalised...
Land Green & Technology ( LAGRE ) is a company based in Taiwan, focused on innovating advanced technology, approaches and methods in organic and smart growing plants.
Our company follows this principle and dedicates ourselves to develop cutting-edge technologies, methods and products for the agricultural industry.
We believe that greenhouse farming is the future of the world for solving growing food issues and human health.
We plan to use advanced technologies for intelligent cultivation of predefined characteristics plants using organic nano-fertilizers combined with different structure modifications water, and to test new possibilities by controlling endless combinations of light spectrum. We created a platform that help us find the optimal nutrient formulas and many factors important for plant growth.
Pink Lady® Europe, a non-profit association, brings together 3,000 apple growers, 11 nursery owners, 14 certified distributors and 85 packing stations. Committed to the values of PROGRESS - RESPONSIBILITY - INNOVATION - SHARING - PLEASURE, Pink Lady® Europe orchestrates the strategic development of apples from quality in the orchard to...
Plante & Cité is the French national centre for research and experiments in the area of green spaces and urban landscaping. Created in Angers in 2006, Plante & Cité is a non profit organization chaired by the City of Angers. It has now more than 650 member structures. The technical centre ensures the transfer of scientific knowledge to professionals working in green spaces, businesses and local authorities.
Horticultural productions and landscapes in agricultural education: exchange, pool and innovate to act together within the territories - Réso'them is a group of facilitators to support the agro-ecological transition. Many common projects concern support for the preservation and management of common goods in agricultural and food systems: Local and sustainable food systems - Trees, landscapes and agriculture - Livestock, territory and society - Climate emergency - Biosecurity …
It is one of the technical thematic networks of agricultural education, member of the Réso'them collective. He proposes through the actions he leads to apprehend, reflect and act in the perspective of a transition to agroecology by entering through the controversies that this change arouses
Since 50 years, Signe Nature has been serving plant signage. Today, it is the key player in signage in the plant sector. Recognised for its expertise and capacity for innovation, Signe Nature specialises in horticultural production and distribution. The company is a leader in the design and manufacture of labels and display media. They offer labels, display media, marking, monitoring, traceability and printers.
The Sival, Plant Production Exhibition, is supported by Destination Angers and takes place at the Parc des Expositions in Angers.SIVAL is the only exhibition in France to offer a complete and efficient range of equipment and services for specialised crop production. Each year it welcomes 700 exhibitors and 26,000 professional visitors.
SOFRUILEG is a french company specialized in managing Intellectual Property and marketing concepts for Fruits and Vegetables.
Over the years, SOFRUILEG has acquired well-known expertise in green-fleshed kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa) for the Hayward variety and in launching the early Summerkiwi™ green kiwi variety. SOFRUILEG is also present in the yellow-flesh kiwi market (Actinidia chinensis) with the Soreli variety and new promissing varieties.
SOFRUILEG responds to new market trends with the Nergi® kiwi berry (Actinidia arguta), a real innovation in the berries universe.
Vegenov is an applied research center that offers confidential R&D services to breeders, seed companies, growers, agrochemists and distributors. We support plant breeding programs with biotechnological tools such as MAS or tissue culture. We also evaluate efficiency and mode of action of biocontrol and biostimulant products under controlled conditions. And we help the actors of agricultural production to take into account the quality of the harvested products in their approach through nutritionnal and sensory tests. We work on more than 50 plant species.
Vilmorin-Mikado is a Franco-Japanese seed company specialized in creating, producing, and marketing vegetable seeds for professionals since 1743.Its extensive, unique, and original range, commercialized under the brands Vilmorin and Mikado Kyowa Seed, is distributed in over 100 countries, meeting a variety of needs all over the world.