The plant industry and ambition

Our members active down the entire plant value chain:
(development & selection, plant & soil health, machinery & equipment, digital & AgTech),
from plant production (seeds & plants, arable crops, market gardening and fruit tree growing, ornamental horticulture, wine growing & cider growing, aromatic & medicinal plants)
and processing/distribution (human & animal nutrition, nutrition for prevention & health, well-being & cosmetics, agro-materials & biotransformation,
urban planting & living environment).


In France, plant production accounted for 41 B€ in turnover in 2017 (source: Agreste) and constituted the lion’s share of the 3 B€ surplus from gross agricultural production. In addition, worldwide it creates a great many new jobs, with more than 300,000 FTE jobs in plant farming operations out of 700,000 FTE in total. The food processing industry in plants achieves turnover of nearly 40 B€ for more than 100,000 jobs  (Agreste 2017).