• A major series of roundtable talks, discussions and 14 working groups on the French food and agriculture industry will commence later this month, led by French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert. An investment plan of five billion euros over a period of five years will be launched at the completion of these important meetings.
  • The selection of project winners for ‘innovative initiatives in agriculture and the food industry’ has been completed. This competition of innovations, organized as part of the investments of the future program of the General Commissariat for Investment (agency under the French Prime Minister’s authority, whose goal is to provide financing for selected innovative projects), allowed for the selection, as part of an inter-ministerial jury, 56 winners out of 187 proposed during the period of 2015-2017.
  • The Espelette pepper is a bright red pepper grown in French Basque country, located in the southwestern Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on the border of Spain.
  • In order to reduce the ongoing effects of climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon are global objectives of major importance that each level of government nationwide must support. Forests and, more largely, the forest and wood industry are strategic for limiting the effects of climate change, particularly thanks to their ability to achieve those objectives.