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GonneGirls is a female run regenerative farm based in Gonneville en Auge. Their objective is to demonstrate that you can run a diversified small scale farm while regenerating the soil and generating profits for farmers.
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SOLUTION: GonneGirls is a female run regenerative farm based in Gonneville en Auge. Our objective is to demonstrate that you can run a diversified small scale farm while regenerating the soil and generating profits for farmers.
Creation date: 2019
Country of origin: France
Areas already covered: Similar projects exist that follow the Ridgedale Farm approach everywhere in Europe
Areas of replication: Anywhere where there is a need and a market potential
Business model: The farm generates revenues from 4 main activities: the production of organic vegetables, the production of organic eggs using holistic grazing practices, a pension for horses and a guest house for tourists and seminars.
families fed locally
positive EBITDA after 2 years and hiring employees
trees planted and increase of organic matter between 0,5% and 4% since 2017 depending on the activities
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ABOUT THE CO-FOUNDERS
Gaëlle Bonnieux & Claire Diquet
Gaëlle Bonnieux and Claire Diquet co-founded GonneGirls in 2019. Claire is from South Africa. She worked for many years for large advertising companies such as Ogilvy, BETC and Proximity in Europe. She was specialised in digital marketing and used to work for large corporates in the food industry. Gaëlle started her career in the microfinance industry and later joined responsAbility Investments, an asset manager specialised in impact investments in emerging countries. She was in charge of the financing of agricultural SMEs throughout the world.
Background & Awards
GonneGirls won the call for proposals launched by ECOSIA in 2019 to support generative farms in Europe and received funding to launch the farm.
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