Passive solar energy and sustainable agriculture (France)

Action in progress

France - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region

2015 - 2018

For 15 years, GERES has been spreading bioclimatic agricultural greenhouses in the cold regions of Central Asia. Constructed using simple techniques with local materials, these greenhouses show very good thermal performance allowing good yields even in difficult climatic conditions. They represent a productive tool that is energy efficient and relevant for small and medium-sized farms.
The development of new models adapted to the context of the PACA region, through 5 pilot bioclimatic greenhouses, aims to provide answers for:

  • Diversification of production, and in particular empowerment with regard to the supply of seedlings (old varieties, plants for organic farming …)
  • The extension of the cropping season for a better exploitation profitability
  • Production at altitude favoring the establishment or the maintenance of activity in isolated territory.
Funder partners
  • regional office of ADEME (French agency for environment and Energy saving)
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region
Technical partners
  • Agrithermic
  • Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique

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