Tag Archives: food security

France’s innovative 4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate has made significant progress over the past year in preparation for the COP22 climate change conference taking place now in Marrakesh, Morocco. As a reminder, the 4 per 1000 Initiative was launched by France in 2015 to bring together all willing partners (national […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]