In Ribiers, in the Alps, in the south of France, our families have always lived among the sheepfolds and pastures, the orchards and the fields, the gardens and the workshops. Haute Provence has harsh winters and often scorching summers, in this country famous for its lamb, we live in and with nature.
The Giovale family comes from a long line of farmers. Farmers used to hard work, very versatile, and curious about everything. Jean Giovale, Éric’s father, started to deliver the manure from his pastures to the locals of Provence in the early 1960s. His business gradually took shape: the first bags of migon appeared in 1974. Éric, during his business studies in Montpellier, created the OvinAlp brand and innovated by putting this ancient product, migon, recognised for its agronomic qualities « into corks ». In 1988, he constructed the first OvinAlp production unit.
Fertilisation is a great profession. Offering effective agronomic solutions is an even better one. Demanding farmers use OvinAlp fertilising products daily. Winemakers, market gardeners, arboriculturists… they all share the excellence of their results in terms of quality and productivity. They all express their delight in working with products with a sure traceability, and which are healthy and sustainable, coming from a millennia-old tradition. Today, with the help of Mathieu and Bastien (the new generation) and their teams, Éric and Chantal Giovale continue the company’s work while promoting its living tradition.