The Occitanie Region, a key player in the region's agricultural sector.

Agriculture is highly diversified in the regional territory: viticulture, livestock, fruits and vegetables, crops certified as organic agriculture, etc. Agriculture and agri-food constitute the leading economic sector of the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée region with over 165,000 jobs.

The Region implements a proactive policy to aid the creation and development of agricultural enterprises. The SRDEII (Regional Scheme for Economic Development, Innovation, and Internationalization) enhances its strategy with a special Agriculture component. By placing agriculture at the heart of its economic development concerns, the Region fully acknowledges this activity, which occupies half of the regional surface.

The challenges are numerous for this sector: competitiveness, prevention of health risks, innovation, natural constraints. The regional territory is rich in its soil diversity, enabling the development of various agricultural activities.

The Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region prioritizes the use of its resources to support livestock sectors impacted by economic and/or health crises. There is also a focus on the evolution of the organic sector, which is particularly dynamic in the regional territory. 2.7 million euros will be allocated to organic agriculture, in addition to 38 million euros under the FEADER.
Occitanie region sign in a hall with visitors

The Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region is developing a proactive policy to enhance agriculture, the region's primary economic sector.

  • Continuing and amplifying aid for setting up and developing agricultural enterprises.
  • Supporting organic agriculture and promoting official quality labels.
  • Assisting livestock sectors threatened by economic and/or health crises, including the creation of an adverse weather program.
  • Supporting and promoting the wine industry.
  • Backing local food systems and proximity agriculture.
  • Launching the Foster FEADER guarantee fund in 2017 for agri-food companies and agricultural enterprises.
  • Supporting research and experimentation initiatives and collective actions of sectors for the sustainability of agriculture.
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Key Highlights:

  • Leading economic sector in the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée region.
  • 2nd French region for agricultural employment.
  • 165,000 active individuals in the agricultural and agri-food sector.
  • 273,000 hectares of vineyards.
  • 90 wines with AOP or IGP labels.
  • 250 quality or controlled origin products.
  • 22 billion euros in turnover for the agricultural and agri-food sectors.
  • 1st French region in the number of wine farms.
  • 2nd region for plant productions.