Sustainable and biological farming is done on the Domaine de Méjanes. This 600-hectare farming production is closely linked to the history of the of the Camargue rice development.
Today, 150 hectares are dedicated to rice production in Méjanes. We use modern farming methods that respect the environment (water use, limited use of fertilizers, crop rotation, intercultures).
In Méjanes, sustainable and biological farming are intertwined and represent today, a third of the domain’s farming production.
Partnership are organised with different organisms:
- The Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA),
- The Institut français de recherche agronomique au service du développement des pays du Sud et de l’Outre-Mer français (CIRAD)
- The Parc naturel régional de Camargue
- The biological station of the Tour du Valat
- The Syndicat des Riziculteurs de France
- The Centre Français du Riz
Meteorological stations and sampling are installed on the domain during the rice production period. Many parcels are subject to experimental tests aiming to reduce the use of fertilizers and herbicides.
The entirety of the scientific observation carried on the domain’s rice productions benefits all of the Camargue and Europe’s rice production.
Thanks to that sustainable farming dynamic, Méjanes is today the model to follow regarding the farming methods’ evolution.