Agro EDI Europe participates in many national and international projects.


Traceability of plant protection products represents for all the chain an important approach which reinforces the professionalization of our profession by improving reliability and security. It needs a reorganization of our management system of logistical flows. Despite the anticipation of the chain, the adoption of traceability by all the components of the agricultural chain needs more time to be implemented and will need substantial investments. 


SC Trace in a few words

Launched in 2011 on the initiative of professionals of the industry, this project aims to optimize traceability of phytosanitary products thanks to the optical reading. The entire industry has organized in a voluntary way to implement a harmonized and coherent traceability with the apposition of an optical reading code on each pallet, box, can. This code contains all necessary information and data for traceability.

This traceability offers a management framework for professionals (inventory, logistic, recommendations management...) It also has a big interest regarding civil society in terms of security, for farmers as users for the environment. for the traceability of end products, and for the the fight against counterfeits and thefts. Finally, it will also allow to have a better control and rigorous monitoring in case of product recall. This project is currently deployed alongside all the stakeholders of the entire chain (manufacturers, logisticians, third-party providers, distributors and farmers).


The Agricultural Future Law 

Adopted in Octobrer 2014, it imposes to register in the sales record of retailers the batch number and manufacturing date of phytosanitary products. 


Harmonized and coherent traceability

The registration of batch numbers and manufacturing dates of each unit sold is only achievable in a reliable and systematic way if these elements appear in the form of optical reading code on each canister (data matrix). This important change implies all the links of the profession: industrials, suppliers of the industry, software publishers, distributors, and storekeepers. 


The industry in action

An interprofessionnal monitoring committee composed by national organizations representing all actors of the agro supply chain industry is in place : AFA, Coop de France, FNA, IBMA France, UIPP. This committee managed by Agro EDI Europe has been implemented since March 2015. It relies on the work produced by the SC TRACE project. 


Film of presentation SC TRACE (2014) - Plant protection products

 Film of presentation of SC TRACE (2015) - Seeds

Contacts for SC TRACE : Gaelle CHERUY POTTIAU and Bruno PREPIN


The use of digital tools and information and communication technologies (ICT) in the agricultural and food sector is expanding. Nevertheless, SMEs and very small enterprises mostly remain on the sidelines of the "digitization". The eFoodChain project is a European project of DG Enterprise and aims to contribute to the integration of small businesses in the supply chain digital three agricultural sectors : 

- Realization of a market survey on the current use of ICT in Europe (published August 2012),

- Definition of a reference framework for data exchange within 3 sectors targeted by the project,

- Setting up of pilot to test and validate the exchange identified in the framework,

- Communication of results to the greatest number for widespread adoption of solutions implemented by eFoodChain.

For more information, www.efoodchain.eu            

Contact for efoodchain : Bruno PREPIN

e-document project : improve the productivity of cooperatives and their members !

E-document project participant allows cooperatives as Valfrance, LORCA, Dijon Céréales, Terrena or Vergers d'Anjou to dematerialize all documents, including invoices (e-invoicing in accordance with the regulations) that they share with their members. Thanks to this project, reduction of administrative costs generated is around € 0.50 per document.

No more paper documents mailing, they are available on web portals such the one offered by Adhérents.coop for parties involved!

The videos below illustrate general principles and testimonies on e-document project :

General principles

Testimony of Adhérents.coop in the implementation of e-document project

E-document : simplification between cooperative and farmers

Contact for e-documents : Marie BEURET and Bruno PREPIN

Project for traceability of fishery and aquaculture products

Since on 1 January 2012, Regulation (CE) No 1224/2009 of board (Article 58) and the council implementing regulation (EU) No 404/2011 of the Commission (Article 67) require the establishment of traceability of fishery products and aquaculture in all EU countries. This obligation applies to the entire industry, "from the trawl to the plate."

This regulation involves that all operators of the chain, "from the trawl to the plate", must make available information on the origin of products at the request of controllers.

Therefore, existing traceability systems if they exist, should be upgraded to the requirements of the new regulations. The DPMA (Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture Maritime) of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy has therefore instructed Agro EDI Europe to define and coordinate the implementation of a new traceability system on the origin of fishery  and aquaculture products for the entire industry. 

The fisheries and aquaculture Directorate (DPMA) of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainability and Energy has mandated Agro EDI Europe to define and coordinate the implementation of a new traceability project and system to be able to know and register the origin of fishery and aquaculture products for all the chain.

This traceability system project aims to :

- Answer to mandatory regulations regarding traceability and identification of batches of products

- Evaluate and limit the impacts on the operators information systems

- Determine the tools to be implemented

- Accompany the operators for the implementation in their structures

Contact for fish traceability : Gaelle CHERUY POTTIAU


BD Avicole is a collective, federative and professional tool aiming to identify:

- All the holders of living poultry on the French territory : poultry farmers, producers organizations, hatcheries, etc.

- Poultry production building and outdoor area

- Movements of living poultry to establish the traceability all along the production

It's available and operational for all the flesh poultry chain, the foie gras palmipeds duck chain and egg-laying chain.

The objectives :

- Better knowledge of the French Production

- Make data reliable and improve the reactivity

- Answer to regulatory obligations

- Provide services to producers and their parnters (dematerialization, administrative simplification)

Agro EDI Europe has been mandated by the association BD Avicole to build and accompany professionals in technical and technological choices in the implementation of this tool.

Nowadays, BD Avicole is open to users and used but the task of Agro EDI Europe is not finished yet because many requests of evolution have already been listed !

For more information on the project, please visit the website www.bdavicole.org (French only)

Contact for BD Avicole : Marie BEURET

Epiphyt : a national database for agronomical observations

In 2009, the Directorate General of Food (DGAL from the French Ministry of Agriculture) has decided to launch the project "Biological Surveillance of the Territory" by setting up an epidemiological surveillance network in the plant area. (See Circular CAB/C2009-0002 of 4 March 2009 "Guidance Note for framing and implementation of an epidemiological surveillance network in the plant area").

The objective of this project is: to collect data on plant health and to exploit them statistically to be able to issue plant health reports.

All stakeholders which todaycarry out observations on plant health are associated with these networks: Chambers of Agriculture, Technical Institutes, Federations defense and struggle against pests, technical institutes, Cooperatives, Wholesalers, etc..

As part of this project, the DGAL decided to create a national database of epidemiological - EPIPHYT - in the plant area to collect data of agronomical observations forwarded by the regional epidemiological surveillance networks.

To supply this database, it was also decided to simplify and secure the device, including formalizing the exchange of data between the operator and the DGAL. The XML message / UNCEFACT "Records of agronomical observations AgroObs" (directed by the Working Group Agro EDI Europe - Observation) has been recognized and published by the international standardization instances in 2011. Today, the database EPIPHYT data is preproduction phase and receives already the "AgroObs" messages from its regional partners.


The epiphyt network implies 400 obsevers in 36 partners networks on the French territory (often specific to a chain or a region) who use at least a tool for agronomical observations among the 10 partners tools of the national network for 143 000 annual observations on 2125 observed plots.

Contact for Epiphyt : Gaelle CHERUY POTTIAU


E-Labs France is a project wich deals with eletronic data exchanges for the laboratory data. These exchanges of laboratory data concern analysis laboratories that exchange with the French Ministry of Agriculture and other organizations in charge of the sanitary monitoring or that are concerned by the analysis data processing (French Institutes : IFCE, ONCFS)

In the 2000s, the General Directorate for Food (DGAL) of the Ministry of Agriculture has implemented an exchange format for this type of data : SACHA language. 

The objective of the project is to migrate from the SACHA language currently used to the normalized e-Labs format.


Agro EDI Europe roles :

- To elaborate the exchange schemes (xsd files)

- To develop, manage and maintain a web site for repositories and message validator

- To participate in the mangement of the global project

- To create and maintain the implementation guidelines for users

Contact for E-Labs : Gaelle CHERUY POTTIAU