• Forests cover vast terrestrial ecosystems and are among the large contemporary issues of global importance. The French Law on the Future of Agriculture, Food and Forests, adopted in October 2014, recognizes that it is in the general interest to protect and provide value to forests and woods, the preserve natural resources and biodiversity and to increase carbon storage in forests.
  • Organic agriculture in France is scaling up quickly without losing its key values, according to a new report by the French organic agricultural agency, Agence Bio. Today, organic agriculture affects practically all French people.
  • This is a landmark measure coming from the Animal Welfare Action Plan launched by the Ministry in April 2016. The national Reference Center on Animal Welfare will have as its mission the organization and sharing of information with the totality of actors involved in animal welfare.
  • In its approach to help all types of production to implement the principles of agroecology, the French Ministry of agriculture published a new guide specific to the wine industry. As a reminder, agroecology refers to an ecological approach to agricultural production and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Considered the gastronomic olive par excellence, the Lucques du Languedoc olive is one of the best olives available. Easily recognized by its crescent moon shape and its bright green skin, it is a large, meaty, mellow olive.