Food Security

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 […]

Several droughts have been affecting the world these last years. There are multiple consequences on the crop farmers, on the livestock but also and more perilously on the global food security. All the nations are therefore affected and an increase of the cereal’s price is observed. The French government has released an action plan in […]

The planet is quantitatively capable of feeding its 7 billion inhabitants, though one billion people suffer from hunger and another 1.4 billion are overweight. This imbalance could even be greater by 2050, when we are expected to reach 9 billion people. Will the earth be able to feed its inhabitants when resources become scarce and […]

The EU “Food Distribution Program for the Most Deprived Persons” The EU “Food Distribution Program for the Most Deprived Persons” (MDP) is an important source of provisions for organizations working in direct contact with the least fortunate people of our society. The program has been in place since December 1987, when the Council adopted the […]

French experts of INRA and CIRAD (French agricultural research institutes) take the challenge to feed the world in a sustainable, healthy way. They created a platform called “Agrimonde”, which aims to explore future scenarios for worldwide agricultural and food system. On January 12th 2012, INRA and CIRAD, the best agronomy research centers in Europe, presented […]

The Montbeliarde and the Normande: two local hardy breeds with a high level of protein in their milk and attractive meat properties. In comparison with the Prim’holstein, the Montbeliarde and the Normande (as well as other local hardy breeds) produce less milk, but with a higher protein and/or fat content that makes it a better […]

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