Tag Archives: agro-ecology

The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) on the fight against desertification is taking place in China from Sept. 6 to 16, 2017. In preparation for this event, the World Future Council identified, on a planetary scale, the most innovative policies and those best placed to stop soil degradation and desertification. As part of this, […]

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 […]

France’s Ministry of Agriculture launched its agroecology project in 2012 with the ambition of tracing a path for the future of French agriculture, which should contribute to the issue of agriculture at the global level: guaranteeing food security and increasing production while preserving natural resources and biodiversity. The agroecology project is also about rising to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Among the large world challenges is the need to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. In the context of crisis, and when the planet still has 842 million people suffering from hunger, fighting waste is more than ever a major issue of our societies. However, every year more than a third of the […]

A French agricultural high school has turned its focus to organic farming and agro-ecology in the département of Haute Garonne. Agro-ecology is a concept promoted by the French Ministry of Agriculture that seeks to combine economic, environmental and social performance, reduce the consumption of energy, water, fertilizer, pesticides and veterinary medicine, and to work in […]

On October 17, an international symposium was held in Paris to explore issues related to agro-ecology. Organized by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the symposium brought together experts in research, training, and agricultural innovation, as well as technical institutes and stakeholders in agricultural development. At the event, Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister […]

Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry, launched a cooperative web platform called “Agriculture: Producing in a Different Way” on September 21, 2012. This approach aims to highlight the new and innovative agricultural models in France, which you will find described in this article. In order to bypass the limits of […]