Policies & Programs

The French Ministry of Agriculture has announced its key proposals for what the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should prioritize for 2020 and beyond to better meet the common agricultural needs of the EU of the future. The CAP, which was introduced in 1962, serves as the key EU-wide tool to structure agricultural policies […]

The French government recently made some important announcements about the 4 per 1000 Initiative for Food Security and Climate, which aims to reduce climate change by increasing carbon sequestration in soils. Just to remember the objective of the 4 per 1000 Initiative: According to scientists, if the annual amount of carbon stored in soils was […]

As part of its fight against climate change, the city of Paris launched a call for proposals for a project with a goal of greening the capital through the expansion of urban agriculture. The city and its partners have made 47 sites throughout Paris available to grow plants and vegetables in the heart of the […]

France’s agro-ecology project has made big progress in 2015. French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll recently announced new worksites for 2016, notably the adaptation of environmental standards to agro-ecological modes of productions. Mr. Le Foll also welcomed the concrete advances in France’s agro-ecological project, in particular the creation of the first 250 Economic and Environmental […]

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll announced April 19 that he was increasing the resources available to France’s Ecophyto 2 plan, in an effort to reduce and improve the use of plant protection products like pesticides, to 71 million euros. Initially, the plan was funded with 40 million euros. France’s Ecophyto 2 plan aims […]

Created by the French government as part of its large project “Industry of the Future,” the Smart Food Plan encourages business innovation in favor of an agro-food industry that’s more connected, more competitive and more respectful of the environment and agricultural workers. The agriculture sector is facing many unique new challenges: citizens are growing increasingly […]

The proactive plan Ecoantibio from 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, is aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics in animal health in order to avoid cases of antibiotic resistance as […]

©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 […]

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll in April launched an ambitious and comprehensive strategy for improving animal welfare in France, from farms to pets. Among other things, the intensification of animal productions, territorial changes, and the evolution of scientific knowledge explain why citizens are increasingly concerned that animal welfare be better taken into account. […]

France’s innovative 4 per 1000 Initiative will once again be placed in the international spotlight after its official launch at the COP21 Paris climate talks last December. The Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture along with the French Ministry of Agriculture will host this April 28th a major meeting to help determine the future steps of the […]