French Agrifood Industry

Agence BIO, the French public body responsible for developing and promoting organic farming, recently published its 10th annual report on the organic industry in France in 2014, and business is booming! This past year, France was the number one European producer of organic broilers, hens and oilseeds and number two for dairy and meat cows. […]

With gross sales reaching €10.8 billion, 2014 was the third best year in the history French wine and spirit exportations despite a 2.8% reduction in both volume exported and overall revenue, according to the French Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters. The trade balance came in at €9.5 billion, solidifying wine and spirits as the […]

After more than 10 years of suspension, the importation of French apples and pears to the United States is once again underway. A first consignment of French apples has already arrived in the U.S., and many more are expected to follow. The embargo was initially placed on French apples and pears by the American authorities […]

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll has announced the publication of a new technical guide for forestry called “Successful Forest Plantation.” Previous versions of this guide in 1986 and 1990 were received with great public enthusiasm and commended by industry professionals, especially those involved in reforestation efforts. Since the legal, technical and environmental context […]

The objective of this new “baseline contract” is to offer compensation for production costs rather than for the farmer’s revenue. The indemnity would give them the opportunity to re-launch a production cycle after having faced losses due to catastrophes incurred by extreme weather. This new insurance policy will be affordable for most farmers and ranchers […]