Policies & Programs

Two years after France passed its law to fight food waste – a world first – the results show very positive effects, largely expressed during the Estates General of Food. A regulation that has proved its effectiveness, particularly with charity organizations, and that will soon spread to other parts of the economy, such as institutional […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture, along with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of the Environment, have launched a policy dialogue on reducing the use of chemical substances in agriculture that pose significant concerns for health. The ministries released a roadmap for the dialogue, identifying four main priorities to achieve […]

The Estates-General of Food, launched on July 20, 2017, just ended on Dec. 21 in Paris. Over a period of five months, these events were the opportunity for a time of shared reflection and constructive collection among various actors in the food and agriculture industry to find new solutions to agricultural challenges. As part of […]

Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, accompanied by the Minister of Health and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (for consumer protection policies), signed a decree concerning the Nutri-score nutritional labeling system in France (a visual nutritional information system). Multiple different large grocery store companies are already participating in the program and use […]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is conducting two new actions to conserve the diversity of the genetic heritage of cultivated plants (plant genetic or phytogenetic resources). The launching of a call for proposals, in Sept. 2017, allows to support initiatives concerning the profiling and sustainability of collections of phytogenetic resources of cultivated plants. This […]

In France, 10 million tons of food go to waste every year, including 1.2 million tons of which are still perfectly edible. To fight against this food waste, a Parisian group known as Biocycle has become an important connecting tool between shopkeepers and charity organizations, thanks to a fleet of tricycles that redistributes close to […]

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 […]