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Mission & Vision

Our high-quality products are a simple solution to continuously increase your farm’s productivity and efficiency, and drive a sustainable and wholesome food production.

Lima Europe acknowledges that research and innovation are key drivers in supporting and accelerating the transition towards sustainable food systems. Scaling up innovative agro-ecological approaches that enhance the sustainability of our food system lies at the core of our mission and vision.

Our efforts to strengthen a sustainable food system are essential in achieving the targets of the Farm to Fork Strategy - a project of the European Green Deal

Leo Raeymaeckers, founder and CEO of Lima Europe NV
Leo Raeymaeckers
Founder and CEO
Adrien Leclerck, part of the R&D team at Lima Europe
Adrien Declerck
Stefaan Pockelé, part of the R&D team at Lima Europe
Stefaan Pockelé

Research & Innovation

Plant biostimulants positively affect plant’s physiological functions - improving crop quality, nutrient use efficiency and resistance to abiotic stresses. It therefore forms a key

component in increasing crop productivity, but does so in a way that respects the planetary boundaries.


For this reason, in pursuit of preserving and restoring the health of our soils, Lima Europe’s Research & Development department is currently focused on biostimulants research. Morespecifically, we are carrying out experiments on plant growth promoting microorganisms

and bioactive compounds (such as plant extracts).

Research & Innovation
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Graphic representation of Lima's research process before launching a new product.

Lima's research process


A thorough analysis of the relevant studies forms the foundation of the research process.

Evaluating previous research and theories enables us to understand possible gaps that exist in the research field and offers information and methods that could be relevant to the



This type of experiment takes place in a well-controlled environment which allows the researcher to identify a cause-and-effect relationship. Here, hundreds of biological

compounds and microorganisms are being tested under different conditions.


In this stage the research is further fine-tuned. Plants grow under strict monitored conditions, no longer in a laboratory but rather in a greenhouse, to further assess the efficiency of our selected microorganisms and biological compounds. 


The next step involves testing our products in a ‘real world’ environment: the researcher has limited control over the variables or the environment. This provides high levels of ecological validity.

Formulation & Production      

After data collection and after the research findings are reviewed and reported, the product is formulated and produced.

The formulation helps to preserve the product over time and aims to ease its handling by

end-users. In this stage, many aspects are taken into consideration. Examples include: the

type of carrier material, the storage temperature and the cost of raw materials.


Registration is mandatory for every biostimulant product that is to be sold on the market. This ensures the effectiveness and safety of the product, which serves as proof that we provide high quality products to our customers.


One of the aims of the European Green Deal is to accelerate our transition to a more sustainable food system. It maps a new comprehensive strategy - the Farm to Fork Strategy - to ensure an environmentally friendly, healthy and inclusive food system. Lima Europe’s

research on biostimulants drives the objectives of the European Green Deal forward by addressing the problem at the source. Biostimulants are novel approaches that support the plant’s processes, and thus tackle the core problems by helping the plant reduce its need for

external agro-inputs (such as pesticides and fertilizers). 

Lima Europe’s research on biostimulants helps farmers grow high quality crops profitably, while at the same time helping the EU transition to more sustainable practices. These environmental efforts are also central to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainable agriculture lies at the core of the 2030 Agenda: 6 out of the 17 SDGs concentrate on sustainable agriculture. For instance, efforts to increase crop yield complement efforts to reach food security and improved nutrition (elements of goal 2).


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