Orchid is an innovative solution designed to accompany market gardening growers in optimizing their production above ground.
Orchid provides expertise to collect and synthesize all data that improves productivity and product quality while respecting the environment
Hosted at Euratechnologies in Lille in May 2016, we have now joined Village by CA and its network of partners. During all this time we have developed our concept with an idea in mind that is to ensure to feed 9 billion inhabitants in 2050 while preserving the environment.
Agriculture has undergone several changes over time, the next will be technological with precision farming, it is agriculture 4.0.
At the same time, infrastructure and greenhouse cultivation techniques have been progressively progressed. This method of cultivation, which is mainly used for market garden products, provides an answer to the consequences of climate change, which is why the number of greenhouse farms is increasing, particularly in Europe.
Precision farming takes all forms of farming that are already highly automated, which has been optimized to reduce input consumption and improve the quality of the crop products.
“It is unbelievable in the 21st century we still measure agricultural productivity by land use and not water use.”
“… climate change presents the biggest challenge to the agriculture industry…”
Professor Louise O. Fresco, the president of Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands.
“…To cope with future demands, people need to ramp up production, but it cannot be done by disregarding our planet’s finite resources.
The answers lie in managing the food chain with technology – specifically precision tech that allows us to manage the negative effects of production, such as use of too much fertilizer, too much pesticide, and too much water”.
Transition to a sustainable agri-food system
Professor Louise O. Fresco, former Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
« Consumers want quality products issued from a sustainable agriculture, respectful of the environment and their health »
Etats généraux de l’alimentation 2017
Stéphane Travert Ministre de l’Agriculture
These quotes of experts alone summarize the challenges of agriculture and are the heart of our motivations.
We use a network of sensors of our design whose architecture allows to adapt to any culture and any surface of exploitation. The collected elements are graphically reproduced, allowing the professional to monitor their culture and then these data are valued by algorithms to assist the producer in the management of his inputs. In addition we develop in partnership with a research laboratory a tool for measuring the quality of culture products that allows a real-time diagnosis and whose data will enrich the mathematical models.
Whatever your interest in our solutions, (application for internship, employment, partner or future client) we will be happy to answer you within 48 hours.
165 avenue de Bretagne 59000 LILLE