ADIVALOR, an environmental NPO at the heart of the agricultural industry

As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture, manufacturers, distributors and farmers have dedicated themselves to ensuring the safe and sustainable disposal of waste arising from agri-supplies waste.

ADIVALOR (Agriculteurs Distributeurs Industriels pour la Valorisation des déchets agricoles in French) was created in 2001 under the initiative of the UIPP* and the active participation of distributors, cooperatives, agricultural wholesalers, farmers via trade unions, the FNSEA and the French Chambers of Agriculture.


A voluntary initiative

Its aim was to establish a voluntary collection and recovery scheme for agri-supplies waste at the end of their life cycle such as: waste packaging (from pesticides, fertilizers and soil enhancers, seeds and seedlings, dairy farming hygiene products), obsolete pesticide stocks and used plastic film.

This initiative stands alone as the only waste management scheme for packaging in France’s agricultural industry, undertaken on a voluntary basis and dependent on the commitment of 360 industrialists or contributing importers, 1,200 participating distributors, 285,000 farmers and the support of the Departments of Agriculture, Ecology and Sustainable Development. The organizations representing the Crop Protection Industry Association (UIPP, UPJ), the cooperative federations (Coop de France, InVivo), the agricultural traders/wholesalers (FNA) and the farmers (APCA, FNSEA), are the founding members of ADIVALOR.

(*) Via its subsidiary COVADA, the UIPP: l’Union des Industries de la Protection des Plantes (French Crop Protection Industry Association) is the main shareholder of ADIVALOR. It is a professional association whose 21 members represent about 90% of the turnover on the French market of crop protection products.

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