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Scientific and environnement

Each day Terrena takes on the challenge of innovation to develop new farming practices and new technological solutions to allow better and greater production with less.



Terrena Innovation

Created in 2012 and a separate subsidiary of Terrena, its objective is to offer innovative services that are able to respond to the challenges of change in the farming world and widen the range of high-performing AEI solutions offered to its members and then progressively to a wider base.



Key figures

  • 100 Terrena Innovation employees   

  • €3,6 million invested each year in R&D for Ecologically Intensive Farming


  • 8 areas of research to produce more and better with less:

picto_AEI1Nutrition and plant protection 

picto_AEI2Tools and farm machinery

picto_AEI3Animal Health and Nutrition

picto_AEI4Water management

picto_AEI5Soil conservation





  • 130 Forward Looking Farmers®

The Forward Looking Farmers® are Terrena member farmers who have a taste for innovation and who have chosen to be actively engaged in developing NA Solutions – La Nouvelle Agriculture®.


These farmers, supported by their production technicians, carry out real-situation testing in their farms, of the new solutions in the 8 research areas included in Ecologically Intensive Farming. They then participate actively in promoting them to other farmers.


  • experts dedicated to research and AEI innovation

A team of 7 people made up of engineers and vets, ensure that farming innovation is monitored and work in close collaboration with the cooperative activities towards developing new solutions.


This team is in contact with research organisations, scientific networks, competitiveness clusters as well as internal and external project leaders.  It supports the Forward Looking Farmers® in the implementation of experiments until their validation as NA Solutions – La Nouvelle Agriculture®.




Renewable energy


Faced with the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels and with global warming, the invention of a new model for energy is a priority for society. There is a dual challenge: one the one hand, consumption must be decreased in order to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gases; on the other, renewable energies must be developed to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.


The farming world is directly confronted with these new realities. The increase in the cost of energy has repercussions on farms: on average, expenditure on energy represents 13% of a farmer’s revenue, which can increase to 20% for fruit and vegetable production.


To support farmers, local communities, the food industry and private individuals in their energy-related problems, LNE Energies Renouvelables, a subsidiary of the Terrena Group, provides services that include key skills such as diagnostic energy reviews and green energy production as an installer of photovoltaic panels.