Angibaud is a company that is the result of a long evolution, which has been constantly enriched by the know-how of the men and women who have worked for the needs of its customers. Angibaud has been able to adapt at all times in a changing economic and agricultural environment.
Angibaud’s aspiration is to be an actor in productive agriculture with a sustainable soils management.
Soil organic matter is definitely seen as the keystone of all the processes that lead to food security while contributing in the long-term to fight against the effects of climate change at the global level (less soil erosion, better water retention, less arid areas, etc.).
Improving organic matter levels and contributing to carbon storage in soils, activating soil biological life and improving crop nutrition for abundant and quality harvests are at the heart of Angibaud’s expertise.
Expertise is present in the various key functions of the company:
- Research and innovation: Valuation of renewable materials from the circular economy, biostimulants.
- Raw material supply: security of supply, traceability, safety.
- Manufacturing and formulation: compliance with regulations, industrial safety.
- Agronomic expertise: agronomic solutions adapted to the different crop situations, multi-year trial programs with official institutes and in conjunction with the technical departments of our customers.
Fish guano and the circular economy
This flagship marker for Angibaud is not only a fully standardised composting process based on seafood residues and local plant material, but also a logistical system illustrating the virtues of the circular economy, the Recyfish system:
➢ Collection of waste, residues of seafood products in a network of food companies and traders.
➢ Routing to a centralisation platform and regular supply of the Angibaud treatment site.
The entire process takes place under refrigerated conditions, is continuous throughout the year and is fully monitored by the health services.
Fish guano and agronomic expertise
Based on our historical process that enhances fishing by-products into natural organic fertilizers, Angibaud has used all its know-how to optimize the production chain from securing raw materials to the processing stages.
The final product is stabilized and securized according to the French standards in force (pellets format).
Recognised as one of the raw materials with the highest nutritional value, Angibaud’s fish guano is the subject of numerous agronomic studies both on the field and laboratory.
Its proven role in stimulating the microbial life of the soil makes it a unique organic material that meets more than ever the current demand for effective and environmentally friendly fertilization.
The circular economy, for sustainable agriculture
The circular economy is an effective solution for preserving and renewing water, energy and material resources on a territorial scale.
The agricultural sector has a key role in the circular economy with three strategic axes:
- Mobilising fertilizer materials from renewable resources
- Transforming farmers into players and drivers of the circular economy development
- Better prevention and management of agricultural waste
One of the priorities of the agricultural component of FREC (The circular economy roadmap of the French ministry for ecological transition) is production of fertilizing materials coming from recycling, with high agronomic and health qualities :
➢ Reducing the dependence of French agriculture on fertilizers derived from non-renewable resources, particularly those subject to price volatility.
➢ Bringing organic fertilizing materials from the circular economy. This approach also contributes to the storage of organic matter in the soil and the fight against climate change. Thus, it contributes to the implementation of the 4 per 1000* Initiative.
*4 per 1000 Initiative: international research programs to promote soil carbon sequestration and increase soil organic matter for food security and climate.
Angibaud and the know-how of an international group
Angibaud is part of the agronomy division of the Veolia Group, and as such, the circular economy is at the heart of its development strategy.
Angibaud benefits from Veolia’s know-how in this area and enables it to use renewable resources from the circular economy to supply its production sites, which is a major social responsibility issue.
Thanks to these “virtuous loops”, Angibaud recovers waste and by-products in formulated fertilizers rich in organic matter or with a lower impact on natural resources and without compromising safety and agronomic performance.