Pulses, seeds and grains are often sourced outside of Europe. Long transport routes bear a greater availability risk, and they have a negative impact on the carbon footprint of the imported raw materials. In BioGascogne in Southern France, HALBA has found a producer that combines organic quality and agroforestry with short transport routes.
BioGascogne is a family-run organic business in the province of Armagnac in southwestern France. In addition to its organic agriculture, the company has been implementing agroforestry methods on parts of its land for 15 years. HALBA has sourced the majority of its green lentils and chickpeas from BioGascogne and maintained a fair and friendly partnership with this supplier since 2016. This successful business relation has expanded considerably over the years. As well as green lentils, BioGascogne also supplies HALBA with flageolet beans, red kidney beans, linseeds and hempseeds. In the chickpea segment, HALBA already covers 80 per cent of its total needs with BioGascogne products.