Useful links

Below is a list of sites that we recommend:


(Institutes of animal and vegetable sectors)
ACTA aims to coordinate applied research and agricultural development led by national agencies. The association is, in particular, the national structure for coordinating qualified agricultural technical institutes by order of the Ministry of Agriculture.


(French Association of Agronomy)
Association created to promote the major objectives of agronomy and contribute to its progress. The purpose of the association is to develop the use of concepts, methods and agronomic techniques to understand and address problems of food, environment and sustainable development and help ensure the evolution of agricultural science.


(French Association of Marketing
and Fertilizer Blending)
The AFCOME brings together private companies and cooperatives that practice fertilizer blending. It is a place to meet, exchange and develop joint actions, open to all actors in the field of activities. In addition to the representation and defense of professional interests, material and moral interests of its members, the AFCOME's main objectives are: To acquire, develop, use information covering the different aspects of the activities of its members. Intervene with the public authorities, professional organizations and suppliers of raw materials and materials. Produce any training activity to increase the expertise of its members.


(French Association
for Forage Production)
Place of exchange and contact through the organizing of professional meetings that promote the exchange of knowledge between experts and practitioners in various French and foreign professional families involved in the meadow, fodder production and environmental aspects linked to them.


(National Professional Association for Fertilizers and Amendments)
Founded in 1947 by five professional organizations representing the production of inorganic and organo-mineral fertilizers, liming materials, slag and potash, today ANPEA still unites these various industrial activities around the Standardization and Regional fertilization Committees.


(Chambers of Agriculture)
The chambers of agriculture are public institutions run by elected representatives of the actors in agriculture and rural areas. Elected representatives are appointed by popular vote every six years and represent farmers, former operators, owners, production employees, agency employees, professional groups and the CRPF.


Institute of plants
ARVALIS Institute of plants, a research institute specialized in agriculture, develops and disseminates information and techniques to straw cereal, protein crops, potato, corn and fodder produces adapt to the development of agro-food markets and remain competitive internationally, while respecting the environment.


(Trade Union of Organic Improvers and Crop Support)
The CAS, a professional association, has represented the industry for thirty years of crop support manufacturers, organic fertilizers and organic amendments. More than fifty companies, French and European, adhere to the CAS, generating a turnover of over EUR 130 million, and nearly 1,000 direct jobs. The products are intended for professionals in agriculture, horticulture and landscape, and the general public for amateur gardens. The volumes marketed are about 3 million m³ of crop supports and of over 700 000 tonnes of amendments and organic fertilizers.


Interprofessional Technical Centre of metropolitan oilseeds
Created in 1957, CETIOM is the technical center for research and development for production of french oilseeds. The main crops are: rapeseed, sunflower, soybean and flax.


CERs FRANCE is the first associative consulting and accounting network in France serving 320,000 clients in all sectors of activity: agriculture, crafts, trade, services, professionals, SMEs.


CORPEN is a forum for analysis, expertise and a force for proposals based on scientific and technical validation. Working according to a co-partner approach (scientific and technical experts, professionals, administrations, etc ...), CORPEN develop and disseminate recommendations on agricultural practices, contributing to the reduction of pollution and taking better account of environmental issues.


National Federation of Farmers Unions
FNSEA is a place of arbitration, synthesis and forecasting which is reflected in the diversity of agriculture and French territories. The FNSEA argues the positions of French farmers with European and international bodies.


Grouping for the Methodological Studies for soil analysis
GEMAS is an association that brings together over 30 French Laboratories for Agro-Environmental Analysis. For the last 30 years, GEMAS Laboratory members have been listening to their CUSTOMERS, buyers of earth analysis, but also other types of analysis such as: Plants (Production and/or Food Quality), mineral and organic Fertiliser products etc ...


An institute for applied research and development services for the livestock and herbivores sectors: cattle, sheep, goats, horses.


Technical Institute of the Industrial Beet Sector
The French Beet Institute is an interprofessional association, it is the organization for the various players in the industrial beet sector: beet growers and industrial sugar, alcohol and bioethanol manufacturers. The objective of ITB is to direct and coordinate all that can increase the economic performance of beet growing and improve its industrial use in compliance with the environment.



RMT Fertilization and Environment
(Combined Technology Network)
The RMT is the development of tools for the management of biogeochemical cycles of minerals and agricultural fertilization reasoning to reconcile production targets, product quality and environmental protection.


Since its inception, the SAS Laboratory has focused its actions towards the development of sustainable agriculture. In addition to high quality analysis, the team of business experts put all their experience at your service, for interpretations and quality advice. Our goal: to maintain the long term health and fertility of the soil, in a word, life!


Network and agricultural and rural resource center.


UNIFA is responsible for defending the interests of its members. It represents the profession before governments and public or private organizations, be they French, European or global. It is involved in the technical, economic, administrative aspects related to the production and use of fertilizers. Also check out the UNIFA blog


Chaux Production Union
The Union of Producers of lime (UP'Chaux) includes 17 companies employing 1,000 employees for an average annual production of 3 million tons of air lime. These companies intend to contribute to the development of the lime industry by adopting a responsible approach, both in the management of factories and quarries, in process improvements and with respect to the environment. This is one of the first professional sectors to be committed, since 1996, to reducing its CO2 emissions and energy consumption.


(Union of companies for the protection of gardens and green spaces)
Spokesman for the profession, the UPJ works with all its interlocutors: member companies, administrations, media, national and international organizations, local authorities, distributors, users, general public. Its mission is to value the progress made by the industry to provide ever-more useful, adaptive, innovative, efficient and safe products.