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Governance and partners

The competitiveness cluster is a 1901-law association with about 500 members. The members divided into 4 colleges elect a Conseil d'Administration, a Board of Directors.

On 19 October 2018, Yves Gidoin, Chairman of VEGEPOLYS (based in Angers) and Jean-Yves Foucault, Chairman of CÉRÉALES VALLÉE-NUTRAVITA (based in Clermont-Ferrand) submitted a joint bid to the call for “Phase IV” applications for competitive clusters engaged by the State. The aim of this joint project was to form a Global Plant Cluster, combining the strengths of two already well established clusters. The first, one with international ambitions, attached to the horticulture, and the second, one with ambitions closer to home, to arable crops.

On 6 February 2019, the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, revealed the list of the 56 clusters selected for Phase IV. He thus ratified the rapprochement of VEGEPOLYS and CÉRÉALES VALLÉE-NUTRAVITA and guaranteed the official endorsement of the fruit of their union for 2019-2022. A merger which is now up and running, in the terms of the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings held by the members of the two clusters, which met in Angers and Clermont Ferrand on 27 June 2019. 

They have given birth to a major player in the plant sector, on a European and Global scale: VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, chaired by Séverine Darsonville. 

 

In order to facilitate proximity, in line with VEGEPOLYS VALLEY’s key areas of development, two regional vice chairpersons based in Pays de la Loire and in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes have been appointed: Mr Retière, (Maraichers nantais) and Mr Laurent, (Pileje). The cluster’s executive has been completed with the nomination of two vice chairpersons in charge of international business: Yves Gidoin (JCT Plants) and research: Emmanuelle Chevassus Lozza (INRA).

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