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Conversion to organic farming

The Union Française d’Agriculture Biologique encourages the growth in organic farming, and provide support for any farmers who request it, in their conversion project. For this, it relies on the group Le Gouessant and its team of crop technicians. Our know how and long-term experience of the market are our strengths in order to ensure your farm’s success.


Key challenges

The dynamic of converting to organic agriculture is continuing at a rapid pace in north-western France. The number of organic farms has been multiplied by three in 10 years and now makes up 11% of the farms in the regions of Brittany, Pays-de-la-Loire and Normandy. In order to support this trend, UFAB has put a policy of continual investment into place and actively supports farmers wishing to convert the farm to organic agriculture.

Organic livestock and plant production
Check that you have enough agricultural land to feed your livestock

Crop rotations
A coherent rotation is essential to protect the soil, to boost its biological activity and its fertility
Guaranteed outlets
By following the market carefully and adapting production to suit processor and consumer requirements.

A global and personnalised outlook

Information concerning the structures and mechanisms for advice

Information concerning the grant mechanisms

Contact with outlets

Economic analysis for the conversion of land into organic cropping

Putting a rotation into place and growing advice

Support from our building an environmental Department

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A transitional period

Conversion to organic agriculture is the period of transition between conventional agriculture and organic agriculture. During this period, the producer complies with organic farming practices, but cannot sell his crops as organic.

For 2 to 3 years, this delicate period should be looked upon as being part of a learning curve. Within the Group, our technicians will know how to support you in your decision making and putting your decisions into practice. Equally we will be supporting you by collecting cereals, oilseeds and protein crops that are in C2 conversion.


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Technical support

Support from planting to harvesting: rotations, choice of species, varietal selection…
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Seeds and supplements

A full range of seeds, supplements and organic fertilisers that are suitable for organic agriculture
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Organic collection

Guaranteed outlets for human and animal consumption in the North West of France
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