Régine and Alain Kanéko, olive growers, La ferme de Brès, Nyons, France

"Protecting the environment and biodiversity whilst maintaining profitable production"

Spotlight on key facts and main elements of their approach

The estate

  • 27 ha, organically farmed
  • 1,800 olive trees + grape vines
  • Direct selling of olive-based products
  • Grapes sent to the cooperative

Innovations

  • Protection of olive groves from olive fruit fly:
    • using clay as a mineral barrier
    • use of food attractant traps
    • experimentation of protection using nets covering an entire row of olive trees

Results

  • Production of organic labelled table olives (pesticide-free) made profitable by selling direct to customers

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