In additional to its historic mission of providing irrigation, CNR helps agriculture to face new environmental challenges and climate change. Its action aims at favouring agriculture that is thriftier with water and energy.
Concessionary of the Rhone for its three uses (hydroelectricity production, navigation, irrigation), CNR is a historic partner of agricultural with the construction of more than 40 water intakes along the river to provide irrigation for 120 000 hectares land. Committed to green growth, CNR helps farmers to make their agriculture more sustainable. This is one of our actions in the framework of our Missions in the General Interest to which we devote more than €5 M and it is one of our 9 commitments in favour of energy transition and the climate.
Our approach has 3 main objectives for defining a new agroecological corridor in the Rhone Valley :
- Water: water saving and irrigation projects
- Energy: energy management of irrigation systems
- Soil and biodiversity: development of agro-ecology through experimentation and innovation on the farmland of our concession.
CNR, partner of the Tech&Bio show
CNR was presented for the first time at the Tech&Bio show, a biennial event for showcasing alternative and organic techniques, organised by the Drôme Chamber of, on 23 and 24 September 2015. On this occasion, it gave awards to 15 organic farmers, for their economic, social and environmental performances