AREFLH welcomes 3 new members within its network: the French region Occitanie in the college of regions, the Danish cooperative Gasa Odense in the college of producers and the French association ACMG in the third college of associate members and experts .
With the membership of Gasa Odense, AREFLH is now represented in 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
Agriculture is highly diversified across the Occitany region, with wine-growing, livestock farming, fruit and vegetables, certified organic farming, etc. Agriculture and the food industry are the region's leading economic sector.
Apples, melons, nectarines and peaches, tomatoes, lettuces, apricots, pears, kiwis and garlic are the most locally produced fruit and vegetables, with a good number of PGIs and PDOs.
GASA Odense is a co-operative 100% owned by Danish growers located throughout Denmark. The organisation sells and promotes conventional and organic fruit and vegetables to Danish customers. The cooperative also exports.
Its aim is to supply its customers with quality fresh fruit and vegetables, including carrots, apples, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and more.
Gasa Odense is a company in constant development, responding to consumer needs and customer demands for innovation and high quality standards.
The ACMG, Climatological Association of the Middle Garonne and the French South West (Association Climatologique de la Moyenne-Garonne et du Sud-Ouest) supports stakeholders in implementing appropriate local strategies. It is leader in European projects on adaptation to climate change.
One of ACMG's missions is to work on adapting to global warming, based on water and plants. As part of its research in fighting against frost, the association is studying the role of grass cover and its ability to capture water to combat frost.