The Alpes de Haute Provence, a reference territory for flavour
Agrifood is represented by 160 firms and 1,500 jobs
In 2014, the industrial firms of the agrifood sector exported 78 million Euros of products (62 % of agricultural products and 38 % of processed products in the agrifood industry) i.e. 15% of the department's exports.
Costed sectoral data sheet for the agrifood sector
The following businesses have chosen the Alpes de Haute Provence:
- Agro'Novae (Peyruis): development and manufacture of fruit-based food specialities
- APIOR (Valensole): confectionery made with Provencal honey
- Biscotte Faissole SA (Annot): biscottes and toasted buns
- Biscuiterie de Forcalquier (Forcalquier): Provencal biscuits
- Distillerie et Domaines de Provence (Forcalquier): spirits and cocktails, pastis, etc.
- Dufour SA (Sisteron): all-meat company (sheep production with more than 7,000 lambs slaughtered/week
- François Doucet confiseur (Peyruis): coatings, fruit jelllies and pralines
- Fromagerie de Banon (Banon): fresh and matured goats' cheeses
- La Pizza de Manosque (Manosque): frozen pizzas cooked over a wood fire
- Maison Telme (Peyruis): terrines and artisanal preparations
- Manon et cie (Peyruis): chocolate, confectionery
- Miellerie Chailan (Thorame basse): honey, confectionery and beauty products
- Oliviers & Co. (Mane): all the flavours of the Mediterranean based on the olive tree
- Perl'Amande (Oraison): confectionery, spreads, marzipan, nougat, energy bars...
- Maison Brémond 1830 (Peyruis): Provencal groceries (olive oil)
- Confiserie Leblanc (Banon) (Peyruis): Provencal chocolate, confectionery
Organic farming in the department is as rich and varied as its landscapes. Cereals, vegetables, legumes, aromatic, medicinal and perfume plants, olive oil, meat and ewe's cheese, etc.
To date, the Alpes de Haute Provence department already numbers 299 organic farmers and is the 5th French department where organic farming is concerned, behind the Drôme, the Pyrénées Orientales, the Bouches du Rhône and the Vaucluse.
Organic farming concerns all the department's productions. Nevertheless, conversions to organic farming during the last few years have enabled the development of large crops and sheep breeding.
In a region at the forefront of the development of organic farming
13 % of the agricultural land in the Alpes de Haute Provence department is devoted to certified crops, i.e. over 19,000 hectares (2nd largest regional surface area).
So in seven years, the share of agricultural land in the department devoted to organic farming has progressed by nearly 6 points.
Firms specialised in organic production in the Alpes de Haute Provence:
- LOU BIO (biscuits),
- TOSSOLIA (tofu and cooked vegetable specialities),
- MOULIN PICHARD (flour),
- CEREALPES (cakes)...
The sector's players
|The players of the agrifood sector|
« The human resources in this department are solid, and rely on a tradition of small businesses. Human know-how, commitment and stability are the values of the territory and the explanation for our lasting success in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
The high quality of the products we make, the environment of a company under the Provencal sun and its family manufacturing work methods play a role in our attractiveness for recruiting competent executives and operators. »
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