Policies & Programs

On Oct. 27, in accordance with the norms of the World Organisation for Animal Health, France has recovered its status as being a country free of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). This result was obtained thanks to cleaning all outbreaks of H5N8 HPAI identified between the end of 2016 and June 2017 and the absence […]

From mid-October until the end of November, the Alimenterre Festival is proposing hundreds of events all across France on the theme of “The future is at stake on our plates.” Organized each year during the same period for the past ten years, the Alimenterre Festival is an international unmissable event linked to issues about the […]

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6 to 17. This is an important event for France, which is committed to integrating agriculture and forests into the fight against climate change. This COP 23 is part of […]

Is it possible to improve the food supply of people having to face financial difficulties, while taking into account both nutritional quality and food price? According to a new study from the French Institute of Agronomic Research, the answer is yes, based on more than five years of research in poor neighborhoods of Marseille in […]

The interbranch organization which represents and drives the French forestry industry, France Bois Forêt, last month launched a three year communication campaign designed to boost wood consumption in France. This campaign will receive the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Minister Stéphane Travert announced. With 440,000 jobs spread across close to 60,000 businesses and […]

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert acclaimed the excellent results of the first Ecoantibio plan, which was in place from 2012 to 2016. The target figures for reducing the use of antibiotics for animal health were not only met but largely surpassed. The results bear witness to the actions and engagement of all involved parties […]

During the International Animal Production Show taking place in Rennes this month, the French Ministry of Agriculture launched a new communications campaign destined for livestock farmers and veterinarians. The promotion of reasonable and prudent use of antibiotics in both veterinary and human medicine is a major global public health challenge. The Ministry of Agriculture has […]

France initiated the first ministerial conference for the protection of forests in Europe (Strasbourg, 1990) during which European states pledged to implement a policy of conserving forest genetic resources, which was reaffirmed in 2004 during the interministerial conference in Vienna as part of the sustainable forest management policy. Following the conference in Strasbourg, the French […]

This year, the World Food Council joined with the United Nations Convention in its fight against desertification in order to give out its prestigious Future Policy Award 2017. The 4 per 1000 Initiative, aimed at increasing the storage of carbon in agricultural soils, is one of the seven policies being considered for the award this […]

Following the launch of France’s National Strategy of Bioeconomy in January, the French Ministry of Agriculture has released a draft Bioeconomy Action Plan for public comments. This plan is based on themed workshops that took place during the previous two years and proposes several avenues of work for the years to come, structured around the […]