Brossard, July 15, 2021 – Ferme d’Hiver is pleased to announce its partnership with Zone Agtech and the Société d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC) du Suroît-Sud in order to facilitate the implementation of its agrotech solution across Québec. As organizations dedicated to the economic development and the influence of agricultural businesses, they will guide our produce grower partners in the development of business plans, financing structure and access to subsidies.
Ferme d’Hiver is delighted to be able to rely on the economic and agricultural expertise of Zone Agtech and the SADC network. “This partnership will promote the deployment of Ferme d’Hiver technology and help grow an agricultural model that is both profitable and ecological for all stakeholders involved in the ecosystem”, said Alain Brisebois, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Depending on where the projects will be implemented, the SADC du Suroît-Sud will serve as transmittal agent with one of the 57 SADC in Québec. For its part, Zone Agtech will support produce growers across the Agtech Québec community, a province-wide initiative that brings together players in the agrotech industry as they work together to accelerate its development.
“We are pleased to support Ferme d’Hiver, an innovative company in Quebec that is a member of Zone Agtech, with the technology transfer phase to their customers. By supporting Ferme d’Hiver and their customers, we are fulfilling to our mission to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative Quebec agricultural technologies that increase food self-sufficiency 12 months a year and reduce the environmental impact and climate change on agriculture. We have excellent agtech solutions in Quebec, and we are proud to support their promotion and implementation among our producers”, said Marilou Cyr, Director of Zone Agtech.
“The Ferme d’Hiver project and entrepreneurs who will gradually join it directly align with the objectives and mission of SADCs across Quebec, which is to promote regional development and land use by establishing structuring economic projects and helping entrepreneurs who are ready to invest develop their businesses and, at the same time, increase the level of economic prosperity in their community”, says Erick Faubert, Director General of SADC du Suroît-Sud.