Agro-ecological vegetable production in France
  • Vegetables / FR / insect and slug traps, Bacillus thuringensis, Lady beetles, ferric phosphate, pyrethrum, agro-ecological principles
  • Consumer health triggered the vegetable grower 30 years ago to use biological solutions
  • Farmer’s practices generate a lot of interest, from colleagues and broad public
  • During open garden days, information on how to manage pests and diseases is provided



  • Technical result: : Biological control combined with good IPM and agro-ecological practices gives good control
  • Economic result: Better disease control of complete vegetable production, at lower cost, to produce high quality vegetables with better price.
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient vegetable cropping systems
    • Enables Generative land use practices: combining vegetable and flower production
    • Elimination of reliance on chemical pesticides


    • Demonstrates good governance: good monitoring, preventive approach
    • Enables worker and vegetable production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability
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