With 100% of its farms certified HEV (High Environmental Value), Solarenn is committed to biodiversity, crop protection, and the management of fertilization and water resources. The cooperative produces most of its tomatoes without pesticides. “Four training sessions were organized within the cooperative to help recognize diseases and pests. In total, 35 people were trained in 2019,” according to some representatives.
This year, the cooperative introduced the systematic use of cardboard trays and wishes to increase its presence in local stores and out-of-home catering.
During lockdown, 32 vegetable producers and 600 employees of the cooperative remained mobilized to meet the demand. The high demand for French products was “obviously very good news for our sector, previously weakened by imports.” It remains to be seen whether this trend will continue because “the market, like last year, remained complicated in May.”