Angers Green Destination

Angers, the capital city for specialised plants

Angers Vegetal

The plant industry meets in Angers!

  • The speciality of Angers for centuries, outreach beyond borders
  • An exceptional concentration of all the industry players: education, research, companies
  • Precious knowledge:  innovation capacities in line with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges
  • A territory for discovery and exchanges around the plant industry: for the professionals, students, inhabitants or tourists
  • Exceptional landscape heritage: French number one green city, Loire Valley registered as a Unesco World Heritage site


Angers, the capital city for plants

If you want to work or study in the field of plants, Angers is a must. The region is home to all the links in the plant industry: from upstream to downstream, including training, research, support services and, of course, production. Angers is also home to several major institutions including Végépolys Valley and the Community Plant Variety Office. This valuable know-how offers innovation capabilities to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow!

To find out more about plants in Angers, visit the ALDEV economic development agency website or download the "Angers & Plants" booklet

Some key data:

  • 5,000 jobs dedicated to the plant industry in the Angers Loire Métropole area
  • 1st French training centre for the plant industry (3000 students)
  • 1st national research center for specialized plants (450 experts) 
  • Angers, France's leading green city (2014, 2017 and 2020 rankings by the Green Cities Observatory)


VEGEPOLYS VALLEY is a world-class cluster for the production (cropping practices) of specialized plants respectful of the environment, health and biodiversity. VEGEPOLYS VALLEY established two goals to face society issues:

  • Create plants that will lead to a lower use of inputs and positive impacts on biodiversity, health and environment.
  • Create "differentiation factor" plants to open new markets and therefore improve company's competitiveness.

VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, as partner to and a principal actor within SIVAL, is actively involved in promoting the trade fair.
SIVAL is a key event linked to both VEGEPOLYS VALLEY and the local area, and it is the only event to gather all sectors of the cluster around their production issues.



All our partners

  • Végépolys
  • FranceAgrimer_Nouveau
  • FNPF
  • Fédération Viticole de l'Anjou
  • Légumes de France
  • IFPC
  • GNIS
  • Interfel
  • IFV
  • Logo MIN 2018
  • Geves
  • MSA
  • Astredhor
  • logo ville d'angers vignette
  • ALM_Nouveau
  • Conseil Général de Maine et Loire
  • Conseil Régional des Pays de Loire
  • Aldev
  • Logo-CCI-baseline-bleu-RVB
  • Chambre Agriculture des Pays de la Loire
  • Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers
  • Agrocampus