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Agreement brings together animal feed companies on sustainability

Representatives of Cooperl, Nor-Feed, Asserva, Mg2Mix and Lallemand Animal Nutrition have signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing a mutual initiative to promote their solutions for more sustainable agriculture.

Representatives of Cooperl, Nor-Feed, Asserva, Mg2Mix and Lallemand Animal Nutrition have signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing a mutual initiative to promote their solutions for more sustainable agriculture, to meet the demand of consumers and food manufacturers looking for food with a lower environmental impact.

Created in March 2023, on the initiative of Sitia Robotique and Nor-Feed, with the support of Stratexio, the Low-Carbon Agriculture Consortium gathers a number of French small- and medium-size enterprises in the agricultural sector wishing to promote and develop their products and services on an international scale.

The consortium is organized into two divisions – animal production and plant production – and comprises 12 members, suppliers of products, services or equipment to the agricultural world.

They are all “taking concrete action to reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment,” said Yann Morel, CEO of Cooperl Asia.

The focus of the consortium includes the reduction of xenobiotics and chemical inputs, waste recovery, the circular economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water management.

“There is a real groundswell of support in all parts of the world for the development of more sustainable livestock farming,” said Dezhen Shi, Bangladesh and Greater China Manager of Mg2mix. “This is not just an issue for Western countries. In Peru, Colombia, the Philippines, Pakistan as well as China ... demand is growing. To varying degrees, but the interest is there. In a few years’ time, we’re convinced it will be a deciding factor for customers.”

The consortium’s aim is to promote a “broad and coherent” range of products and services in China and other countries that reduce the carbon footprint of plant and animal production, with a clear commercial objective.

“The idea is to hunt in packs,” said Dominique Cantin, managing director of Asserva. “This is an original approach for French companies. The principle is that everyone retains their independence but helps each other to be more effective together. Whatever our size, we all stand to gain and bring value to our clients.”

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