French Agrifood Industry

  “Territorial anchorage” refers to the establishment of a reliable local food system that caters to and develops the agricultural predisposition of a specific land. The idea is that by taking full advantage of the natural strengths of a locality, producers will intersect in a more intimate with consumers and everyone in between, thereby reconnecting […]

Seven billion people and in just a few decades 9 billion people, global warming, biodiversity, obesity, malnutrition… Food, agriculture and forestry are at the heart of these major challenges of our time. Their role is essential if we are to meet the growing and changing demand for food, to preserve the environment and contribute to […]

The CIRAD announced that the results of the study have been published in the scientific review Nature on July 11th. The research was achieved together with the CEA-Genoscope (the French National Sequencing Center) and funded by the ANR (the main French research funding organization). The research works have been achieved within the Global Musa Genomics […]

The International Barley Sequencing Consortium (ISBC) made a discovery last October with the help of the National Center of Vegetal Genomic Resources(CNRGV), part of the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA). The study found a physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome. The project presents an integrated and ordered physical, genetic […]

P.I.V.E.R.T. – Picardy Plant Innovations, Teaching and Technological Research is a cross-disciplinary project  financed by many stakeholders including several universities, public resource outlets, and industries such as Sofiprotéol, Solvay, Maguin, PCAS, and SNC-Lavallin. On June 6, the French Government granted funding of 64.25 million euros to this innovative research and training center to be paid […]

1- What is a competitiveness cluster? A competitiveness cluster brings together firms, research laboratories and educational establishments from the same sector to work together. They lead projects that foster innovation and give partner firms the chance to become first in their fields, both in France and abroad. France provides support for cluster development at both […]

After the International Year of Forests in 2011, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21st as the International Day of Forests. All over the world, this day serves to promote the celebration of trees and forests and makes people realize their importance in their lives. On this occasion, all countries are encouraged to make […]

This past November the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) published a comprehensive special report that reviews the cutting-edge research its teams of scientists are conducting in the areas of wine-growing and oenology. From the determinants of taste to the link between a wine and its terroir, here is a quick review of INRA’s […]

The Organic Spring takes place each year during the month of June to promote organic farming and products. All around the country, farms and processing establishments organize an array of promotional activities ranging from open houses and educational exhibitions to product tastings and organic catering services. The launch of the 15th “Organic Spring Meeting” took […]

The Science for Action and Development department of INRA (National Institute for Research in Agriculture) hosted in November an international meeting called “New Types of Agriculture: common farming, public debates and social critics”. The objective of this meeting was to consider different types of sustainable farming through the scope of social sciences. The main concern […]