PAYS DE LA LOIRE

The Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Pays de la Loire

  • President : Claude Cochonneau
  • General Secretary : Philippe de Ponthon
  • Director of Innovation, Research & Development: Gino Boismorin
  • Head of "Innovation, projects and programmes" : Janick Huet

Priorities for the regional chamber

Agriculture and the agri-food industry are very important economically for the Pays de la Loire region: financially and in terms of employment. In fact this sector is the leading economic sector in the region. Regional agriculture contributes significantly to food production and therefore to national food. The region produces a wide variety of products, and for many of them (fruit, eggs, milk, meat, etc.) they exceeds 10% of national production. Meat is particularly important. However, the region is also responsible and attentive to the environment, by developing production under quality labels, organic farming in particular, by controlling the use of chemical inputs and by developing ecologically sensitive areas.

European cooperation

The Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Pays de la Loire actively participates in many European projects which contribute to its objectives for agriculture in the region. It shares its know-how in an international context and benefits in return from privileged access to European best practices and from the development of the skills of employees involved in projects.

To do this, it relies on its organisation within the Atlantic Arc, with AC3A, and at national level with the ‘Unité Mixte de Service Appels à Projets Innovation Europe (UMS APIE)’ set up by APCA and ACTA.

The Chambers of this region are involved in the following projects with AC3A:

  • PROJECTS related to this region

ICaRE4Farms

ICaRE4Farms Increase the share of renewable energies on farms in North-West Europe through the use of solar thermal energy PROGRAMME: Interreg North-West Europe PRIORITY: Low carbon PARTNERSHIP WITH CHAMBERS OF…

BIOREGIO-en

BIOREGIO Regional circular economy models and best available technologies for biological streams PROGRAMME : Interreg Europe PRIORITY : Environnement et efficience des ressources PARTNERSHIP – CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE: AC3A, stakeholders:…

Carbon Connects-en

Carbon Connects Peatlands as a natural solution to climate change PROGRAMME : Interreg Europe du Nord-Ouest PRIORITY : Low carbon PARTNERSHIP – CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE: AC3A, sub-partner Regional Chamber of…

Detecte-en

Detecte Territorial economic development, circular economy and energy transition PROGRAMME : PSDR4 PRIORITY : Territorial economic development, circular economy and energy transition PARTNERSHIP – CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE: AC3A, sub-contractors Chambers…

FABulous Farmers-en

FABulous Farmers Functional AgroBiodiversity (FAB) to reduce use of resources PROGRAMME : Interreg North-West Europe PRIORITY : Resource & materials efficiency PARTNERSHIP – CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE: AC3A, sub-partners Regional Chambers…

FARMaine-en

FARMaine Land management, planning and regulations in the Maine Basin PROGRAMME : PSDR4 PRIORITY : West France regional development PARTNERSHIP – CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE: AC3A, sub-contractors Chambers: 49, 53, 72,…