Mr. Yves Delaine, Deputy Manager of the Avril Group who is directly responsible for its Oilseeds activity gave a first-hand account on the current landscape of the agricultural sector in France. While being a qualified Agricultural Engineer, Mr. Delaine also took part in the forming of the Avril Group in 1983 and worked actively on its growth as Director of Undertakings for nearly 20 years.

As the agricultural sector in Europe is going through some turbulent times as reported in the media, it was an excellent occasion for members to obtain a first-hand account on how the sectorial approach (la filiere) by the Avril Group is currently addressing these challenges, from a significant individual who is in the driving seat of the agricultural sector in France.