France 2030: Opening of a call for expressions of interest “Equipment for the 3rd agricultural revolution” to support agricultural professionals in their transitions

France 2030: Opening of a call for expressions of interest “Equipment for the 3rd agricultural revolution” to support agricultural professionals in their transitions

As part of France 2030, Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, Christophe Béchu, Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, and Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate for Industry, announce with Bruno Bonnell, Secretary General for investments in charge of France 2030 , the launch of a call for expressions of interest (AMI) on innovative agricultural equipment.

France 2030: Opening of a call for expressions of interest “Equipment for the 3rd agricultural revolution” to support agricultural professionals in their transitions

Agriculture professionals are faced with unprecedented situations. Faced with perturbations of all kinds, linked to the climate and its multiple impacts, to the geopolitical context and its consequences on the markets as well as on access to the resources necessary for agriculture, they must adapt, remaining competitive in order to continue producing, guaranteeing food, take environmental issues into account and build resilience. To support them in this context and achieve these goals, support is essential.

Launched as part of France 2030, this CEI makes it possible to do so directly and concretely, by promoting, on farms in all sectors and in all territories, the diffusion of innovative technologies already available from equipment manufacturers, especially French and European . The International Exhibition of Solutions and Technologies for Efficient and Sustainable Agriculture (SIMA 100) which has just taken place is also an excellent showcase.
These solutions and their daily adoption by professionals will accelerate the agroecological transition. Structuring sectors and territories, supporting the industrialization of solutions and creating the conditions for a sustainable, structured and competitive food system are at the heart of France 2030’s ambitions. This unprecedented plan, dedicating more than 2.3 billion euros to agricultural and food transitions, should allow investing in solutions for the future to accelerate the diffusion of 3th agricultural revolution, that of life and knowledge at the service of our food sovereignty.

Features 400 million euros from France 2030This support mechanism for the deployment of innovative agricultural equipment in the agricultural sector is an unprecedented mechanism, combining:

  • On the one hand, the a call for expression of interest (AMI) managed by Bpifrance, to identify the most innovative materials, solutions and equipment to meet the agricultural challenges of tomorrow.
  • On the other hand, a desk which will be managed by France Agrimer, to support farmers, collectively or individually, in their investment projects, helping them financially to acquire the innovative materials selected within the framework of the AMI. Beneficiaries will have two years to purchase the equipment between the estimate and the invoice.

This system is initially open to three themeswhich are at the center of the news and are, for farmers, permanent problems:

  • Optimization of water resource management;
  • Adaptation to climate change;
  • Reduction of energy consumption.

Other topics will follow, to evolve according to needs and priorities: on the replacement of chemical and synthetic inputs, the reduction of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants, the conservation of biodiversity, waste management, the circular economy, the improvement of animal welfare, improvement of working conditions, reduction of hard work.

Examples of planned projects : provide crop operators in the field with autonomous and intelligent robots to carry out weeding and surface work, but also to acquire useful information to anticipate climatic events and optimize agronomic practices.

Managed on behalf of the state by Bpifrance and then France Agrimer, the call for expressions of interest “Equipment for the 3rd agricultural revolution” is open until Friday 15 September 2023 at 12:00 (midday Paris time).

There are several rounds:

  • Thursday 5 January 2023 at 12:00 (midday Paris time)
  • Thursday 6 April 2023 at 12:00 (midday Paris time)
  • Friday 15 September 2023 at 12:00 (Paris time)

Marc FesneauMinister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, said on November 6 at the International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition: “Farmers are faced with an unprecedented situation that unfortunately will last: they must consider both the issues of performance and sustainability, the resilience in the face of climatic conditions and health risks, optimization of inputs, reduction of the fatigue of agricultural work. In order for them to develop their production methods, we must directly support them with ever greater agility, efficiency and inventiveness. »

Christophe BechuMinister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion said: “I welcome the launch of this call for expressions of interest, which should be an opportunity to support the structuring of environmentally ambitious and resilient agricultural systems. The issues around agricultural equipment are decisive because they condition our production methods and therefore our consumption. If well oriented, support for agricultural equipment is an important lever for the agroecological transition. » »

Roland Lescure, Deputy Minister for Industry, said: “I welcome the launch of this call for expressions of interest, which will allow our industry to be even more sympathetic to the third agricultural revolution we are experiencing. The goal is both to implement resolutely innovative solutions and to facilitate their daily adoption by farmers. »

Press contacts

Office of Marc Fesneau

Cabinet of Christophe Béchu

Roland Lescure’s office – 01 53 18 46 19

General Secretariat for investment

France AgriMer

About France 2030
The France 2030 investment plan:

It reflects a double ambition : transform key sectors of our economy (health, energy, automobile, aeronautics or even space) in a sustainable way through technological innovation and position France not only as a player, but as a leader in the world of tomorrow. From fundamental research, to the emergence of an idea, to the production of a new product or service, France 2030 supports the entire life cycle of innovation up to its industrialisation.

It is unprecedented in its grandeur : 54 billion euros will be invested so that our companies, our universities, our research organizations are fully successful in their transitions in these strategic sectors. The challenge: to enable them to respond competitively to the ecological and attractiveness challenges of the world to come, and to bring out the future protagonists of our sectors of excellence. France 2030 is defined by two transversal objectives which consist in allocating 50% of its expenditure to the decarbonisation of the economy and 50% to emerging players, bringers of innovation without spending unfavorable for the environment (in the sense of the Do No principle). significant damage).

It will be implemented collectively : designed and implemented in consultation with economic, academic, local and European actors to determine their strategic orientations and key actions. Project leaders are invited to submit their practice through open, demanding and selective procedures to benefit from state support.

It is led by the General Secretariat for Investment on behalf of the Prime Minister and implemented by the Agency for the ecological transition (ADEME), the National Research Agency (ANR), Bpifrance and the Banque des Territoires.
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