A Long-Term Contracting Policy
AGRIBIO UNION creates long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between producers, the co-operative and customers, by:
A mutual commitment over contractual volumes before harvest
A price-setting process adapted to the production cycle
3 different types of contracts
A multi-year contract that forecasts needs and sets price framework
A one-year contract setting prices according to volume brackets
A one-year contract for a single volume at a single price
A contracting scheme based on the production cycle
May – June
August to September
October to March
April – May
June – September
September to December
Requirements estimated per market
Production plan defined
Implantation on farms
Commitments on volumes with customers
Price set according to contract
Example of field-to-customer commitment: SOJADOC
We are committed to build traceable, long-term and fair supply-chains
A unique example of supply-chain partnership
1 producer-to-customer chain supplying
non-GMO-certified SOYA for human consumption
Analysis and monitoring of non-GMO seeds
Registration of field operations
Insulated plots and batches
Analysis and monitoring of non-GMO seeds
100% local supply
Created in 1996
1 association with 4 storage organizations, 2 industrial partners coordinated by a development consultancy company
Unique specifications / Mandatory contracts / 100% local supply (south-west region) / R&D of best-adapted varieties / certification by an independent control body
Professional and R&D Partners
Our involvement in the organization the organic sector
AGRIBIO UNION believes that long-term development of organic farming will only be achieved with a strong co-operation of all stakeholders.
Regional organic organizations
Structures bringing together regional actors specialised in organic farming products, and co-ordinating projects and development operations. AGRIBIO UNION is a member of:
Research & Development Network
The ITAB (Institut Technique de l’Agriculture Biologique, organic farming technical institute) ensures co-ordination between research and technical support in the field of Organic Farming.
The CREAB (Centre Régional de Recherche et d’Expérimentation en Agriculture biologique de Midi-Pyrénées, regional centre for research and experimentation in organic farming for the Midi-Pyrénées region) focuses on acquiring technical references in the area of organic field-crop farming in order to offer expert advice on cultivation issues. (founding member)
Our corporate supporters
The European Union is responsible for defining the standards of food production and transformation by overseeing organic farming regulations (RCE 834/2007 and RC E889/2008), but is also jointly responsible for the support scheme to producers and local produce, with the help of regions and member states. Through the EAFRD fund (European agricultural fund for rural development), the European Union supports producers and organizations that are dedicated to investing in developing quality farming supply-chains.
French Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture defines policy relating to the development of farming and food production. It oversees the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine, national institute of designations of origin) and the Agence Bio and owns the AB (organic farming) trademark.
Agence Bio is a public interest group created in 2001. Agence Bio brings together public authorities and representatives of professional bodies (FNAB, APCA, Synabio and Coop de France).
Occitanie regional authority
Since 1998, the OCCITANIE regional authority runs multiple Organic Farming support programs. The regional authority supports AGRIBIO UNION in its efforts to develop organic farming by technical support and by investing in efficient storage facilities and facilities within the region.
Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional authority
To capitalize on the environmental and economic opportunities offered by Organic Farming, the regional authorityaims to greatly develop organic farming and to further organize sustainable production channels in order to match the demand of today’sdynamic market.
The regional authority supports AGRIBIO UNION in its efforts to develop organic farming by technical support and by investing in efficient storage facilities and facilities within the region.