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Pilot territories: Terres Inovia trains, equips and supports 35 advisors from chambers of agriculture

15 Apr 2022

Terres Inovia offers an approach that allows systems to evolve step by step in a continuous improvement process. The aim of Cap Agronomie is to respond to farmers' problems by aiming at the multiperformance (economic, environmental and social) of the farms supported. It is within this framework that Terres Inovia trains, equips and supports around 35 advisors from chambers of agriculture.

Terres Inovia at the heart of the territories

The Cap Agronomie approach is based on two complementary levels of support. First, at the individual level, the institute offers diagnostic and evaluation tools that can be used throughout the season: initial farm diagnosis and evaluation of the farmer's project, crop sheets, a robust rapeseed management chart, and a spade test to evaluate soil structure before planting crops. Then, on a collective scale, the approach relies on animation tools such as co-design workshops or innovative field tours.

Two dedicated tools: Landfiles and Systerre

In a transversal way, the approach relies on the Landfiles application. This tool enables all the project's stakeholders, advisors and farmers, to enter observations directly in the field, on all crops and for a very wide range of indicators (stages, biomass, plant population, pests, diseases, campaign balance, etc.) as well as on soil fertility parameters. Landfiles can be used to generate plot reports with a compilation of all the observations made during a campaign, maps with the impact of pests and diseases on a national scale, and a robust rapeseed dashboard. These different outputs allow the advisor to discuss the current campaign with the farmer and to animate his network by bringing him together around the different results.

Terres Inovia has placed the system approach at the heart of the Cap Agronomie approach in order to provide farmers with strategic advice for the sustainability of their farms. The Systerre® tool is used to assess this multi-performance. It is a powerful tool that provides indicators on economic aspects (operating, mechanisation and structural costs, gross and net margins, production costs), on the use of inputs and environmental impacts (IFT, quantity of active ingredient, fertilisation balance, GHG emissions) and socio-technical impacts (working time, remuneration).


Using Systerre®, Terres Inovia has set up several farms representative of the farmers monitored in each pilot area in order to provide advisors with reference values for the performance of the cropping systems implemented in their sector. These values, compiled in the form of guides, enable advisors to identify the weaknesses and strengths of the systems by comparison and to address the issues of system change and agronomic leverage. Based on representative farms, Systerre® also makes it possible to evaluate farmers' projects and the innovative systems proposed during co-design workshops.

Although it is a powerful tool, Systerre® requires a great deal of time to input data. A simplified economic calculator is also provided to advisors in order to quickly simulate changes in practices with the farmer. It allows comparisons to be made between different management methods, at the level of a rotation or of the farm. It can be used to quickly update input values, selling prices and yields. Mechanisation costs can also be estimated for each crop according to the number of tool passes according to a defined list.

All of these tools enable advisors to provide the farmer with a complete strategic vision and to put agronomy back at the heart of his crop management.


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