Commodity chain : common wheat and small spelt
- Country :
- Production area :
- Isère, Hautes Alpes, Savoie
- Start date of the Organic Solidarity program :
- September 1st 2009 (common wheat), mars 2010 (small spelt)
- Number of recipients :
- 4 GAEC, ie 10 growers
- Crop :
- Common wheat, small spelt
- Surface area :
- >70 ha (> 175 acres)
Background History of the Commodity Chain
Pain de Belledonne started to work directly with Ferme Pommart (GAEC d'Allicoud) in 1991. Pain de Belledonne, represented by Alain Pommart, then made the suggestion to two other farms (GAEC des Vorsys, GAEC de Chamoussiére), to transform their wheat production (25 and 50 ha / 60 and 120 acres) into BIO SOLIDAIRE flour and to get equipped with a stone millstone while taking advantage of the 16 year experience of Ferme Pommart (technical, social and economical input).
The GAEC Forest integrated the common wheat chain in 2009.
In march 2010, a new small spelt chain was implemented with GAEC Chamoussière and GAEC Forest.
Description of the partnership
Commitment on volumes (flour) and price commitment over three years.
Commitment on quality control on flour.
Commitment on communication: 2 meetings a year between Pain de Belledonne and the 4 GAEC's, on site visits, social network between employees of Pain de Belledonne and employees of the 4 GAEC's, at time of delivery and through an annual friendly lunch.
GAEC d'Allicoud, GAEC des Vorsys, GAEC de Chamoussiere, GAEC du Forest, Pain de Belledonne, BIO CONVERGENCE association, CORABIO, Réseau Semences Paysannes, INRA (ferme du Moulon)
Internal Commitment of some of the partners for a sustainable production
Social Policy at Pain de Belledonne
2 jobs will be created: 1 human resource to improve the social environment of the company and 1 manager of the Bio Solidaire chain (meetings, coordination, technical support, creation of other chains).
Social Policy within growers
2 jobs will be created: 1 at GAEC des Vorsys and 1 at GAEC de Chamoussière
Environmental Policy at Pain de Belledonne
Usage of environment friendly cleaning products, paper bagging with plastic window of plant origin, solar energy and green contract with EDF, written communication supports produced by IMPRIM VERT, creation of another bakery in Paris, ...
Environmental Policy within growers
Self production of seeds, keeping of ancient varieties of wheat (Bordeaux red, Probus, Florence Aurore), rallying of know-how and exchange of seeds,...