Food Security

The French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, recently signed the second National Pact Against Food Waste for the period of 2017-2020. This plan aims for a 50% reduction in food waste by 2025, through encouraging better management of unsold food products and food donations, by reinforcing innovation and partnerships between actors, deploying new communication […]

More than 200 organizations have already signed the “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate,” representing important progress for soil, agriculture and climate. Bringing together civil society, nations, international funds and organizations was a challenge; bringing together 200 of them around a table on the question of agriculture and soils was a […]

©Xavier.Remongin/MinAgri.Fr Representatives of more than 50 member states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and international organizations, including 23 ministers of Agriculture, met in Paris on April 7th and 8th for an exchange on agricultural policy and to define priorities for public agricultural policies. The meeting was co-chaired by French Minister of Agriculture […]

The Directorate General for Food (DGAL), the agency in the French Ministry of Agriculture in charge of food safety and quality, animal and plant health, as well as animal welfare, released its annual report highlighting key initiatives, facts and figures from 2015. Here are some of the key points from 2015. Food policy played a […]

France is taking the threat of global warming and the climate disruptions it will cause seriously, and is investing time and money into researching innovative ways to mitigate the effects of climate change to our planet – notably its effects on agriculture and forestry. The French Alliance for Environmental Research has released a report, titled […]

France has launched its English-language guide and call to action for the 4 per 1000 intiative, which can be accessed from this link to the French Ministry of Agriculture’s article. Check it out to learn more about what governments large and small and ordinary people can do to contribute to the initiative, which aims to […]

Family agriculture represents 70% of the world food production and family farmers account for 40% of the global active population. But paradoxically, 72% of starving people are farmers, not earning enough to be able to provide food in sufficient quantities to their families. This is one of the main issues addressed by the organizations participating […]

At the beginning of the International Year of Family Farming, Marine Renaudin, Food Security and Development Strategy Officer for the Development and International Organizations Office of the French Agriculture Ministry, presents the Ministry’s involvement during this year long event. What is the International Year of Family Farming? 2014 was proclaimed International Year of Family Farming […]

On June 18, at the FAO Conference in Rome, Mr. Stéphane Le Foll, Minister for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry, set out three goals that illustrate France’s commitment to global food security: – With the Agricultural Market Information System Initiative, addressing the issue of agricultural commodity price volatility. This would be accomplished by allowing consumers […]

An initiative from the French Ministry of Agriculture to create a link between professionals from the agrifood sector and public charities in order to reduce food waste and fight hunger. A practical example: the “donation market” The “donation market” is an initiative from the French Ministry of Agriculture to create a link between professionals from […]

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