- 4 goals: To Feed, Promote, Preserve, and Sustain
- 50 Planète Positive solutions identified
- 80 reference farms (crops and animal rearing)
- 1,600 participants at the 2015 Planète Positive event
Planète Positive is the approach unifying all Triskalia's actions in favour of agroecology and sustainable development. It reiterates the Cooperative's initial vocation, which is to produce by and for people, reconciling business, society's expectations, and protection of resources.
Planète Positive is an initiative for progress centred around 4 goals: to feed, promote, preserve, and sustain. It is also a brand which identifies agroecology and sustainable development solutions for Triskalia according to criteria which bring together economic, social, and environmental performance.
In terms of sustainable development and agroecology, collective work is a strength. Therefore, discussions are encouraged, especially within the Planète Positive commission made up of Triskalia board members and Planète Positive committees made up of employees. These groups contribute to defining Triskalia’s business objectives.
Disseminating good practices
Before solutions are disseminated in the field, they must be tested. With this in mind, Triskalia organises events at 80 reference farms for livestock and crops to present new concepts in animal nutrition, new crop-growing techniques, disease prevention methods, animal rearing equipment, etc. Nothing beats demonstrations and first-hand accounts to disseminate Planète Positive solutions. To that effect, Planète Positive events are organised regularly. These flagship events live on through technical meetings in the field.
Planète Positive: producing for people
“Planète Positive” says it all: the approach and solutions offered by Triskalia within the framework of agroecology and sustainable development have a positive impact on the planet. The “Producing for people” signature recalls Triskalia’s vocation to produce food and its ultimate purpose. “Planète Positive – producing for people” thus sums up our ambition: producing for people using new, validated methods with a positive impact from social, environmental and economic viewpoints.
Challenges to face
We face numerous challenges:
- Feed 8 billion people by 2030
- Obtain quality food
- Protect resources
- Control our ecological impact
- Deal with the price volatility of inputs
- Contribute to the regional economy
- Ensure farms stay in operation
- Restore pride and give new meaning to agricultural professions
Individually or together, the Cooperative’s members and employees have what they need to rise to these challenges.
As an agricultural and food processing cooperative with a regional outlook, Triskalia has a dual responsibility to society.
Firstly, as a regional company, through its economic, social and environmental impacts on the region, and secondly as a cooperative providing products and services as well as promoting the produce of 16,000 member farmers.
For these reasons, Triskalia is strongly committed to agroecology and sustainable development through the Planète Positive approach.
What is the AEI?
The term “ecologically intensive agriculture” (AEI in French) appeared in 2007 and can be defined as “producing more and better with less.” This is an in-depth evolution, but not a revolution: the change is progressive, well thought-out, and continuous. For Triskalia, the aim of AEI, or agroecology, is to go further in innovation, experience sharing, and transversality, without interruptions in the short term. The goal is to not only work on implementing more virtuous practices in each farming sector, but also to improve the systems’ performance. By default, the link between the soils, plants, and animals is at the heart of this approach.