Recherche

Plant Production

You want…

  • to carry out agronomic and/or environmental diagnostics and improve the sustainability of your cropping practices?
  • Design innovative cropping systems?
  • Valorise the ecological services of your production systems?
  • Develop new protocols or methodologies?
  • Carry out market research?

Entrust us with your projects:

  • Work carried out by our Leva research unit:
    Design of agro-ecological innovations in the cropping system in the context of agriculture that combines productivity and high environmental value:

    • Legumes are interesting for low input cropping systems;
    • Multi-criteria evaluation of innovative cropping systems (agronomic, environmental and socio-economic) in order to reduce the inputs needed; and
    • Characterisation of the biological activity of the soil.
  • Training in/advice from our experts in agronomy and ecology by our experts
    Our particular areas of operation:

    • Management of soil fertility: mechanisms, issues and diagnostic tools
    • Issue of the reduction in inputs in the context of Ecophyto 2018 (French plan for a reduction in usage of pesticides from 2008 – 2018);
    • Introduction to the evaluation of sustainability of cropping systems;
    • Introduction to agronomy and agro-ecology; and
    • Environmental regulations in agriculture.

You may also use our educational and logistical resources for your internal training, and even enjoy a full partnership when it comes to designing and developing your training programmes.

Horticulture & landscaping

 You want…

  • to reduce your phytosanitary treatments?
  • to optimise the energy solutions for heating your greenhouses?
  • to change your production techniques?
  • to develop innovative and ecological landscaping?

Entrust us with your projects:
Our team offers tailor-made solutions using skills in the fields of ornamental plant and vegetable production, the marketing of plants, and agro-supplies and landscaping.
Contact us if you want a technical diagnosis, or your production or distribution systems to be optimised or for any experimental landscaping project.

Environment

You want…

  • to carry out a sociological or economic survey of the agricultural community?
  • to improve your energy performances or put together your environmental strategy?
  • to develop your biodiversity monitoring protocols?
  • to design an agricultural landscape management policy?

Entrust us with your projects:

  • Environmental evaluation
  • Study of the impact of activities on the environment and biodiversity
  • Life-cycle analysis, carbon balance, carbon footprint
  • Assessment of compliance with sustainable development criteria
  • Improvement in environmental and sustainability performances
  • Valorisation of waste, by-products or effluents
  • Optimisation of energy systems (renewable or local energies)
  • Economic or sociological studies
  • Évolution des métiers, des organisations
  • Changes in trades, professions or organisations
  • Farmer-consumer links, sector dynamics
  • Localisation of agricultural activities
  • Agriculture and peri-urbanisation

Animal husbandry

You want…

  • to take stock of the state of knowledge or conduct a meta-analysis?
  • to design an experimental procedure?
  • to make sense of your data?
  • to establish a typology?
  • – to establish a typology?

Entrust us with your projects:

  • Work carried out by our Livestock Systems Research Unit: the work is carried out at the level of the animal, herd and livestock system.
    We offer you skills in both biostatistics and the technical aspects to support you through your innovation process, in the collection and processing of your data.
  • Studies performed/advice given by our experts
    • Studies performed/advice given by our experts
    • Assistance in the construction of experimental protocols
    • Building your data set according to your goals
    • Statistical analyses of your data to demonstrate the effectiveness of your solutions
    • Scientific and technical evaluations of your results

Examples of projects: building of a reference base for improvement in breeders’ practices, design of experimental procedures, meta-analyses of the relationship between ration components and animal performance, mechanistic modelling using an existing data set to test changes in strategy.

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Food processing

You want…

  • to develop a new product?
  • to optimise your production processes?
  • to have tools to characterise your products?
  • to carry out market research?

Entrust us with your projects:
From the idea to the marketing, we support you throughout the entire innovation process.

  • Development and improvement of products
    • Creativity sessions
    • Search for suppliers
    • Formulation
    • Aging tests
    • Pilot tests in covered markets of partners
    • Support in industrialisation
  • Sensorial evaluation using our Senso’Veg platform
    • Sensorial profile
  • Characterisation of food products
    Using instrumental and/or sensory measurements, we objectively define the quality, the typical features and the relationships between the different properties of your products:

    • Physiochemistry: colour, texture, polyphenols, fibres, etc.
    • Sensorial: panels trained in Wine and fresh and processed Fruit and Vegetables.
      Examples: Formulation of dairy desserts, assessment of the performance of new varieties of fruit by consumers, processability of old types of vegetables, impact of cooking on apple fibres and polyphenols.
  • Advice and training
    Need methodological support in the areas of sensorial analysis and processing data? Let us advise you and train your teams.
  • Marketing, strategic analysis and support abroad
    • EMarket studies, launching a new product
    • Strategic analysis
    • Export Diagnosis, international market preparatory study
  • Recruitment and training of international employees
    Examples: positioning of vegetables from Anjou, future of the Anjou strawberry industry, appreciation of a range of red wines, recruitment and training of a head of production unit in Eastern Europe.

Download our brochure “Sensorial and technical expertise of foods”.

Viticulture-oenology

You want…

  • to measure the quality of your products (grapes and wine), particularly their sensorial properties?
  • to commit yourself to sustainable viticulture or implement an environmental assessment process?
  • to optimise your vinification processes?
  • to develop your market share in France or in exports?
  • to know the opinion of consumers on your wines?

Entrust us with your projects:

  • Production and environment
    • Accounting evaluation of the difference between an environmentally friendly viticultural method and the quality of grapes for the production of wines with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
    • Environmental assessment by life cycle analysis in viticulture
    • Integrative approach to production systems for grapes and quality wines
  • Characterisation of food products
    • Development of innovative instrumental and sensorial measurement of the characterisation of grapes and wine (physiochemical quality, sensorial, typical features, etc.)
    • – Preservation of sensorial qualities during technological processing
  • Innovation, process optimisation and development of products
    • Development of products (innovation and formulation) and single process operations
    • Incorporation of sensorial evaluation into product development and (qualitative and quantitative) consumer testing using our Senso’Veg sensory platform
    • Valorisation of terroirs (characterisation, typical features, sign of quality)
  • Strategic analysis
    • Market research, launch of a new product, strategic analysis, export diagnosis, recruitment, training: a multitude of solutions to accompany your development in France or your establishment abroad

Download our brochure “Sensorial and technical expertise of foods”.

Trade, Marketing & Distribution

You want…

  • to carry out market research?
  • to develop your customer portfolio?
  • to explore the opportunities for international development?
  • to improve the return on your sales point?
  • to carry out an audit of your activities?
  • to be supported in designing your business plan?

Entrust us with your projects:

  • Marketing and running a business
  • Market research and commercial recommendations
  • Business plan designing
  • Audit and advice
  • Strategic analysis
  • Distribution/management of sales point
  • Procurement, stock management and logistics
  • Merchandising and sales promotion
  • Economic and financial management
  • Accompagnement à l’international
  • Support abroad
  • Export diagnostics
  • International market preparatory study
  • Recruitment and training of international employees
  • Training in the inter-cultural management of your teams