The project's history
Isomir means United Industrialization in rural areas. ISOMIR is a revolutionary program that provides small farmers and farming collectives with turnkey plants for processing meat, produce or milk, or for slaughtering poultry, allowing farmers to sell locally, either directly to consumers or to collective catering and other outlets. Isomir's purpose Isomir is based on two observations: Today’s consumers want short distribution channels. This new trend represents a promising, high-growth ...Discover this project
Impact measuresImpacts at human and social levels
The Isomir project is thus expected to have impacts at multiple levels: 1. Individuals and society Farmers will: • raise their net income by at least 35% depending on their type of operation • gain new skills and share best practices with other Isomir ...Read more
on the Monday, 16 January, 2012 - 18:52
Isomir is on the starting blocks for 2012 with the launching of a second pilot : its name is CUMA* bio Val de Seine, it gathers several farmers (4, to be more precise) who cultivate “bio” vegetables and distribute them to local school cafeterias, with the support of the association Fermes Bio d’Ile de France.
This is a real territory project because it impacts many actors:
-the farmers: the CUMA maintains their job
-the coordinator of the project : his job have been created
- the children, who can have access to health foods at school.
More information in the presentation just below (click on the image), with details of the first pilot, Les Nouvelles saveurs de Limalonges (in French only for the moment).
* CUMA means Coopératives d'Utilisation du Matériel Agricole, that is to say Cooperatives Uses of Farmers Equipment. See www.cuma.fr
on the Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 14:11
In September , Isomir attended Innov’Space 2011, a livestock international trade-fair and won 2 stars. Rewarded for its innovative solution and programs for small farmers, Isomir was the subject of a Terre-net Media video.
This video explains the workshop way of working through the “Nérisson workshop” example. It is interesting and very easy to understand the progression of the transformation within a workshop and to have a vision of a small farmer daily life within the worskhop.
Anyway, congrats to the team Isomir for its reward !
Space 2011 - Un bâtiment clé en main pour... par terrenet
on the Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 11:15
(via Google Translate).
The workshop proposed modular Isomer is a solution that works in Phase 2 of its program.
The modular workshops that were designed by Isomer are standardized and simplified to the extreme: they are made fromstructures such as "Algeco" together to form a "module" which is equipped with the necessary equipment.
•Each module incorporates all the proposed health standards (materials, procedures), through a process of consultation with regulatory authorities.
• Modular design adapts to a lower cost to all types of projects: the corresponding investment is about half that of a classical solution on the market today.
•These workshops are offered by the modular sales teams Isomer to small farmers who are mostly grouped in an existing or future CUMA who once made hischoice, invests and owns the workshop group may have one or several modules.
•The industrial partner of Isom, society 3MS, the facility provides "turnkey" workshops ordered by supporting the engineering, construction permits, reception facilities, qualification, accreditation and initial training of persons
=> this allows to reduce from 6 years to 2 years of timely implementation compared to a traditional situation, with the corresponding impact on income of the farmers concerned!
- To date, Isomir has identified 31 projects: its goal is to preserve and/or create 300 jobs by setting up 30 collective processing plants and 30 one- to three-person plants by 2015.
- An innovative program designed to help small farmers become more competitive, Isomir was launched by the French Ministry of Agriculture, the French Federation of Farm Machinery Cooperatives, the French microlender Adie, etc.