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Integrated production programme for field-grown vegetables

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Farmers are reducing their dependency on phytosanitary products.

The Bonduelle Group and its Picardie-based producer organisations are today unveiling the results of their six-year pilot project focusing on the production of field-grown vegetables.

The results of the programme are encouraging, and reveal that it is possible to produce the same quantities of canned baby carrots, beans and peas, to the same quality and at the same price, while reducing the use of the products necessary to treat plants. A 17% reduction in the use of phytosanitary products The eight farms that took part in the integrated production programme pilot project were able to reduce their Treatment Frequency Index (TFI) by 17% in 2013, compared with 2007.

This is 18% better than the average observed in 2013 for the OP-L‐Vert producer organisation, the regional reference for vegetable growing. This significant reduction in the use of phytosanitary treatment is the result of the alternating application of mechanical and chemical weeding, combined with strategic land use management. Taking all crops into consideration, the pilot group reduced its TFI by 22%, producing a figure 34% better than the regional average.

Eco-friendly weed control works! Although the results already obtained in the case of vegetables do not quite match the ambitions set out in 2009, the consortium that has formed around the pilot project and brings together the Bonduelle Group, its two Picardie-based producer organisations, and a number of partner stakeholders (AgroTransfert, INRA, the Chambers of Agriculture of Picardie, FREDON Picardie, UNILET, European funds, etc.), is delighted with the work accomplished by all the stakeholders.

The results show that it is possible to combine chemical and mechanical weeding, provided this action is adapted to the climatic context. An alternative weeding guide has also been published and widely distributed to the industry as a whole. The results in regards to the fight against diseases and pests are less convincing, apart from a few avenues of interest in the area of biological control. Progress is expected to be made in research in this field. The pilot project now needs to consolidate itself in an economic and environmental interest group (Groupement d'Intérêt Economique et Environnemental (GIEE)) which has been approved by the Agriculture Ministry and, by bringing together all the processes that are already underway, will continue to carry out the research and improve the tools.


The GIEE will focus its efforts on preserving the quality of the water in the Caix catchment area (Somme). The aim will remain unchanged: optimised production and yield for farmers, a quality product accessible to consumers, and environmental protection of the land and resources. 

 

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About Bonduelle

Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its mission is to be the world reference in well-living through vegetable products". Promoting innovation and long-term vision, the group is diversifying its business and its geographical presence. Its vegetables, grown over 128,000 hectares all over the world, are sold in 100 countries under various brand names and through various distribution channels and technologies. Equipped with unparalleled food industry expertise, along with 58 company-owned agricultural production and industrial sites, Bonduelle produces in the best growing regions, as close to its clients as possible.

2016-2017 Annual Results

A key milestone in the VegeGo! 2025’s ambition - Organic growth at the higher end of the target range and turnover exceeding € 2 billion - Increase in current operating result, higher than the annual objective set - Increase in net result at + 11.4% - Transforming integration of Ready Pac Foods - Substantial strengthening of the group's financial structure - Strong growth in the activity and profitability expected for 2017-2018

14th Edition of the Grand Prix of the AGEFI Corporate Governance: The Bonduelle Group received the 1st prize for the Corporate Governance of mid-cap companies

On September the 19th, in Paris, Grégory Sanson, the Chief Financial Officer of the Bonduelle Group, was awarded the 1st prize for the category of "Corporate Governance for Mid-Cap".

Lancement de la première Agri Party le samedi 30 septembre à Fresnay en Retz

La première Agri Party, véritable fête de l’agriculture, aura lieu le samedi 30 septembre à Fresnay en Retz de 10 h à 15 h dans la ferme de Patrick Briand.

2016-2017 Financial Year Turnover

Solid turnover growth in line with the annual objectives A dynamic activity in Q4. Change in the activity profile of Bonduelle with the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods.

South-West: The co-workers of the Bonduelle plant of Labenne committed to their CSR projects

South-West: The co-workers of the Bonduelle plant of Labenne committed to their CSR projects

Under the programme called # Tomorrow at Bonduelle, launched in 2016, all the co-workers have been made aware of the CSR strategy of the Group.

2 Awards for the Bonduelle Finance Department

2 Awards for the Bonduelle Finance Department

Grégory SANSON, Group Financial Director, was awarded best CFO of the year 2017 for the agro-food industry and Alexis WATTINNE, Group Financing and Treasury Director from the same department, 2017 best financing and Treasury Director.

Completion of the Ready Pac Foods acquisition

The Bonduelle Group reports having received the authorization from the US anti-trust authority (Federal Trade Commission of the United States) regarding the contemplated acquisition of ready Pac Foods announced on February 23rd 2017.

First Half Year 2016-2017 Financial Results

Activity and profitability in line with the annual objectives and Acquisition in USA

Bonduelle to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the US leader of single-serve salads bowls

Bonduelle to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the US leader of single-serve salads bowls

Based in California, Ready Pac Foods is the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S. through its Bistro Bowl® suite of products and its legacy of innovation and culinary expertise

Bonduelle organises a Hackathon focusing on responsible agricultural practices to strengthen the link between farmers and consumers.

Bonduelle organises a Hackathon focusing on responsible agricultural practices to strengthen the link between farmers and consumers.

The winning team will present its co-creation project at the Bonduelle stand at the International Agricultural Show in Paris.

Bonduelle: Winner of the 2016 Best CSR Report Award

Bonduelle: Winner of the 2016 Best CSR Report Award

The Bonduelle Group was awarded the "Coup de Coeur for Circular Economy", during the 16th CSR Awards of the accounting profession.

Appointment within the Bonduelle Group

Appointment within the Bonduelle Group

Nathalie Dusart, 46 years old, joined on the 01.04.2016 the Bonduelle Fresh Business Unit to the post of General Manager of Operations for Fresh France and Benelux, based in Genas.

Bonduelle Renescure wins  the Pépites de l’alternance prize

Bonduelle Renescure wins the Pépites de l’alternance prize

The Pépites de l’alternance prize for companies with more than 200 employees was collected by Hélène D’Huyvetter, Director of the Renescure factory, and Valérie Hivet, Human Resources Manager, on Friday 18 March.

First Half Year 2015-2016 Financial Results

First Half Year 2015-2016 Financial Results

Strong Results in an ever challenging environment

Nominations au sein du Groupe Bonduelle

Jérôme Bonduelle et Evert Jan Mink

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