Sustainable crop production

The environmental and climatic challenges facing our agriculture are considerable: strengthening biodiversity, managing and preserving water resources and soil quality, adapting to climate change, and ensuring the resilience of agricultural yields.
Responding to this challenge requires a transition of our agricultural model towards more robust ones, while guaranteeing the economic sustainability of farms.
Sofiprotéol undertakes to promote sustainable agriculture. In what way? By facilitating the development of innovative solutions enabling farmers to adapt their practices. At the same time, we are responding to consumers’ expectations for quality food.

Our commitment in favor of a sustainable agriculture

Our commitment to a more sustainable agriculture? It is expressed through the support for the growth of companies developing innovations contributing to the agricultural transitions. These innovations enable the changes in practices necessary to preserve natural resources.

Variety selection, biocontrol, precision agriculture, new production systems, and agricultural robotics are all strategic assets for the agriculture of tomorrow!
The role we play in these sectors? Working towards the strengthening and emergence of today’s and tomorrow’s leaders capable of offering farmers effective, competitive alternatives.
We thus strive to contribute to increasing the impact and large-scale development of:

  • Breeding aiming to develop seeds better adapted to climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, and frost, with better nutritional qualities and resistance to various parasites.
  • Precision agriculture to optimize and control the management of water, nutrients, and crop protection products in order to reduce the use of inputs while optimizing yields.
  • Biosolutions contributing to protecting plants and improving their adaptation to climate change by using mechanisms observed in nature and organic products.
  • Agricultural robotics involves deploying robotics in agricultural activities to increase efficiency and precision.
  • New production systems deployed in a controlled, adapted environment. These systems enable farmers to reduce climate-related risks and losses in situations where local natural resources are scarce.
  • Predictive analytics relying on weather forecasts and data analysis to protect crops from adverse weather conditions, optimize harvest times, and reduce losses.

Our capital investment strategy? Promoting and supporting the large-scale development of these innovations in everyday agricultural applications. All of this while achieving ambitious, measurable impact objectives.

Companies concerned and supported are those that;

  • Have proven their technology is working and have a clear strategy to bring it to market;
  • Have both a direct and indirect positive impact on the environment;
  • Provide solutions to the challenges faced by farmers and other actors in the food value chain;
  • Promote a sustainable, productive, and efficient agricultural system.

Throughout the entire value chain of the agricultural sector, we take into account consumer expectations. Agriculture must create value, both for the farmer and the consumer. We believe in supporting agriculture by providing the means to respond to societal and environmental issues. We intend to provide quality food accessible to all, with guaranteed traceability, in order to satisfy the consumer and to ensure that the products of the French farm are given due value.

Luc Ozanne – Co-Head of Investment

Our portfolio

75 M€  under management (31/12/2021)
investments

They testify to our support

Sharing a vision for the sector, pooling resources and know-how, sharing experience, innovating in a fast-moving world, these are all themes bringing us closer together and confirming the validity of the partnership with Sofiprotéol.

Nicolas Fillon, General Manager of the De Sangosse Group

Limagrain is the world’s leading non-agrochemical seed company. All its business units develop their activities by providing an offer that is focused on seeds, relying on solid know-how in plant breeding and biotechnology. The stepping up of Limagrain Europe’s financial resources, with the backing of Sofiprotéol, will enable us to offer ever more innovative and responsible solutions, to produce more and better.

Régis Fournier, Head of Field Crops at Limagrain

Your contacts at Sofiprotéol

The environmental and climatic challenges facing our agriculture are considerable: strengthening biodiversity, managing and preserving water resources and soil quality, adapting to climate change, and ensuring the resilience of agricultural yields.
Responding to this challenge requires a transition of our agricultural model towards more robust ones, while guaranteeing the economic sustainability of farms.
Sofiprotéol undertakes to promote sustainable agriculture. In what way? By facilitating the development of innovative solutions enabling farmers to adapt their practices. At the same time, we are responding to consumers’ expectations for quality food.

Luc Ozanne

Co-Head of Investment luc.ozanne@sofiproteol.com

Antoine Daulton

Investment Officer antoine.daulton@sofiproteol.com