3 july 2018

InVivo and Veolia join forces to develop the circular economy in the world of agriculture

Veolia and InVivo, the leading French agricultural cooperative group, today signed a partnership agreement to develop the circular economy in the world of agriculture. Their cooperation covers four themes: water resource management, reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation, urban agriculture and digital solutions.

Antoine Frérot et Thierry Blandinières

Through their respective subsidiaries SEDE Environnement and Agrosolutions, Veolia and InVivo have been working together for 3 years. The two groups work in particular on diagnosing the risks of agricultural pollution and on implementing action plans in several drinking water catchment areas in the north of France.

As part of this new partnership, Veolia and InVivo could jointly develop a viticulture irrigation project using treated wastewater.

                         

"This partnership demonstrates that the world of agriculture is looking to the future. The circular economy is an essential part of producing more and better and thus meeting the societal and environmental expectations of consumers while enhancing the income of our farmers," said Thierry Blandinières, CEO of the InVivo Group.

 
Antoine Frérot
"This agreement contributes to the development of "another", cleaner and more sober economy, an economy that preserves nature while also using it. It demonstrates the ability of the world of agriculture to expand its field of action and innovate," added Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia.
 

 

More : 

How do we feed 9 billion people in 2040?
Qualiagro, urban composts that promote sustainable farming
Wastewater reuse, a second life for an essential resource
The InVivo Group and its subsidiary Agrosolutions
The circular economy, Veolia’s climate blog