Since the company was founded in 2015, the Refarmers team has been helping develop new solutions for local farming. Because we think it’s important for everyone to eat fresh local food, no matter where they live.


We design, sell & install state-of-the-art vertical farming systems, including growing systems, LED lighting, monitoring and control equipment.

We mainly work for projects focused on high-value crops – herbs, leafy greens, strawberries – for which our preferred technology is ZipGrow™.

Business consultancy, farm engineering, training.


Distribution of ZipGrow™ vertical farming products.


R&D on recycling urban biowaste into energy & farm inputs.


We run a pilot farm. This 320 m2 greenhouse is located in a dense urban area in the French city of Lyon. Here, we research new organic fertilizers for urban farming, based on biowaste. We also grow lettuce, herbs and tomatoes, some of which find their way onto the tables of two local Michelin starred restaurants!



Eric Dargent

CEO, Head of Marketing & Sales

His passion for sustainable innovation led Eric to found REFARMERS after an international career in business and marketing.

Bérengère Duval

Head of R&D

Bérengère comes from a family of Normandy farmers, and combines plant science expertise, technical skills and a strong commitment to reinventing local farming.

Lynn Laure

Head of Operations & Retail

Lynn’s training as a mechanical engineer means she understands the technical stuff, while her experience of project management and quality assurance helps her keep things on track.

Yishai Nissan

Installation Manager

Once a project manager for offshore platforms in Israel, Yishai now devotes himself to helping urban and indoor farmers achieve greater efficiency.

Alexis Fayolle

Farm Manager

Alexis was born on a farm near Lyon – and now he runs the Refarmers pilot farm in the same city.

Chloé Juge


Agro engineer Chloé works closely with Bérengère on R&D, bringing to life her commitment to creating alternative food systems and developing a circular economy.

Paul Mathieu

Administrative Manager

Before taking on responsibility for Refarmers’ administration, Paul worked in the export division of Michelin tyres.


REFARMERS works with a solid network of partners that complement our fields of expertise and allow us to provide complete solutions. We have world-class partners in :

  • energy management & horticulture climate engineering
  • monitoring & control hardware & software
  • LED engineering