Végépolys Valley : competitiveness clusters Végépolys and Céréales Vallée-Nutravita merged into a global vegetal cluster

Thursday, june 27, 2019, Végépolys and Céréales Vallée-Nutravita competitiveness clusters had joined forces and finished their merger-absorption process.

The rapprochement between the first, focusing on specialized vegetal and the second, dedicated to field crops, was selected by the State during the announcement of the Phase IV of the labelled clusters for the period 2019-2022. With this merger, these 2 clusters now give rise to Végépolys Valley, a new cluster with a national dimension and an international vocation, present on the entire vegetal value chain. It will be based on a strong territorial anchorage in 4 regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire with 7 sites located as close as possible to its members. From its angevin headquarter, the cluster brings together more than 500 players in the vegetal sector around 7 innovation axes.

Séverine Darsonville, farmer based in the Puy-de-Dôme, administrator of Limagrain who closely follows the R&D, was elected President.