AD’OCC AGENCE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE RÉGION OCCITANIE/PYRÉNÉES-MÉDITERRANÉE
AD'OCC is the economic development agency of the Occitanie Region. Drawing from its expertise in International Market Development and its representative offices abroad, the agency assists first-time or established exporters in the expansion of their market share on the international scene, providing them with: tailor-made follow-up and assistance in the preparation of export projects and in targeting high-potential markets, collective promotion and prospecting actions, organisation of international events in France and abroad on regional pavilions, and information on the possibility of obtaining regional financing.
- Making companies more efficient in their international approach
- Supporting sourcing and networking between producers from Occitanie and buyers from all over the world
- Organising the presence of international buyers for B2B meetings
- Promoting Occitanie-Sud de France products through partnerships with points of sale in target countries
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With 5.9 million inhabitants, the equivalent of Denmark, the Occitanie region benefits from a generous climate with its Mediterranean and mountainous facade in the South-West. This privileged geographical situation allows a great diversity of agricultural and agri-food production and positions the Occitanie region in the top 2 region in France in the following sectors: French leader for sheep breeding, beekeeping; seeds, durum wheat, sorghum and soya; 2nd region for fruits and for the production of palmipeds.
The region offers a wide range of tasty specialities and top quality, natural, innovative and healthy products from the immense wealth of its many terroirs.
With more than 300 products under labels of quality and origin (SIQO), Occitanie is the leading European region in terms of numbers of products with quality labels : IGP, AOC, AOP, Label Rouge ou Bio (organic).
With 10663 organic farms, Occitanie is the leading organic region in France with 15% of its Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA) under organic agriculture, and 21% of the national organic surface area.
Sud de France
Sud de France is the brand name for products from Occitanie.
With more than 1,600 member companies and 11,000 approved products, the Sud de France umbrella brand provides international buyers with a complete range of products that meet 29 rigorous specifications.
Come and discover all our Sud de France products designed for the international market on our suddefrancefoodhub.com platform!
A land of contrasts at the crossroads of cultures, Occitanie also features an exceptional gastronomic heritage. It is based on traditional local know-how and high-quality products:
foie gras, truffles, Roquefort cheese on the land side and Mediterranean oysters, Lucques olives from Languedoc, rice from the Camargue and anchovies from Collioure on the sea side.
Alongside the specialities of the Mediterranean coastline, such as “brandade de morue” in Nîmes, “tielle” from Sète or “crème catalane”, there are also unique specialities in the South-west such as “cassoulet” from Toulouse or “aligot” from Aubrac.
Regional gastronomy is also given due recognition by numerous Michelin-starred chefs in France and around the world, such as Gilles Goujon in Fontjoncouse, Michel Sarran in Toulouse, the Bras family in Aubrac and Japan and Paul Pairet in Shanghai