Association Réunionnaise pour la Modernisation de l’Economie Fruitière, Maraîchère et HORticole

Key figures

Workforce

In 2000 : Development and other staff on contacts: 7 (6 on long-term contracts), number of engineers and technicians: 26 (20 on long-term contracts) (all FTE)

Total budget

In 2000 : 2013 revised budget : €2m

Link to associated website

ARMEFLHOR, associative structure of experiment, was created in 1992 by professionnals to contribute to the performances improvement and companies’ competitiveness of the horticulture sectors in La Réunion. It supports professionals since 20 years and monitors experiments about new technics in order to develop fruits, legumes, horticultural, organic farming production and to improve crop protection in tropical areas.

ARMEFHLOR is member of ACTA’s network and managing the agricultural innovations and transfer at La Réunion (RITA) since 2012.

Its main tasks are :

  • Elaboration and implementation of experiments needed by professionals
  • Following the good implementation of experiments programs
  • Coordination of diverse structures activity intervening in those programs framework and to propose useful measures
  • Transfer and dissemination of results and solutions
  • Professional trainings to farmers, workers and agricultural technicians
  • Expertise about fruits, legumes and horticultural productions at La Réunion and more largely in cooperation or partnerships framework
  • Development of regional, interdoms, national and international cooperation

Experimentation is the main strategic activity domain of ARMEFLHOR. Experimentation programs come from identified problematics by farmers during technical groups. Those programs are elaborated by ARMEFHLOR technical teams, evaluated by its scientific council and validated by Administration council members.

The main experimentation themes for vegetal sectors (except sugar cane) are:

  • The relaunching of priority sectors, development of organic farming,
  • The competitiveness of off-ground market gardening
  • Genetic resources and breeding
  • Crop protection methods
  • Production systems and technical itineraries of perfume, aromatic and medicinal plants 

Contacts

Alain DAMBREVILLE
Président
Henri BEAUDEMOULIN
Vice-Président
Jimmy NICOLE
Secrétaire
Guy-Michel HOARAU
Trésorier
Philippe LUCAS
Président du Conseil Scientifique
phil_lucas@sfr.fr
Guillaume INSA
Directeur Technique
insaguillaume@armeflhor.fr
Dominique CAMY
Assistante technique - Documentaliste
info@armeflhor.fr
Cathy ETHEVE
Gestionnaire de Projet
etheve.cathy@armeflhor.fr
Toulassi NURBEL
Responsable Valorisation et transfert
toulassi.nurbel@armeflhor.fr
Jean-Sébastien COTTINEAU
Responsable maraîchage sous abri
jean-sebastien_cottineau@armeflhor.fr
Thomas DESLANDES
Responsable maraîchage de plein champ/semences
deslandes-thomas@armeflhor.fr
Ignace HOARAU
Responsable arboriculture fruitière
ignace.hoarau@armeflhor.fr
Jacques FILLATRE
Responsable horticulture
jacques.fillatre@armeflhor.fr
Rachel GRAINDORGE
Responsable protection des cultures tropicales et usages mineurs
graindorge.rachel@armeflhor.fr
Gaëlle TISSERAND
Responsable Agriculture Biologique
tisserand_gaelle@armeflhor.fr
Amandine LIGONIERE
Chargée de mission Plantes à parfum
amandine.ligoniere@armeflhor.fr