French Agrifood Industry

Several simulations predict that climate change will reduce yields, but they are all based on the assumption that the farmers of 2050 will use the same plant varieties as today. However, the agricultural profession is now planting corn varieties that are harvested later and later in the year to counter the effects of climate change. […]

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, in which INRA, the French National Institute of Agricultural Research took a leading role, announced the publication of the first reference sequence of the wheat genome in Science on Aug. 17. French teams from INRA and several other agencies, organizations and universities, contributed to this major scientific breakthrough due […]

The digital and agricultural network Acta (the association of agricultural commodities research institutes) organized in partnership with several other organizations the event HackTaFerme (“Hack your farm”), the first edition of the event “Hackathon on the farm” which took place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in and around the French town of Chalons-en-Champagne. Several teams […]

In the face of the countless amount of data on the state of the oceans, France’s Research Institute on Use of the Sea (IFREMER), has established a new super calculator, called Datarmor. Featuring data processing and storage abilities ten-times more powerful than previous processors, Datarmor aims to accelerate and refine marine research in the field […]

A vast international consortium of researchers involving France’s leading agricultural research institute, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), and the University of California at Davis and Stanford University, highlighted the existence of a large variability in answers concerning the effect of the composition of countryside surrounding farms in controlling bio-aggressors like pests and weeds. This […]

Certain pesticides and other phytosanitary products, while useful to agricultural production, can have negative impacts on the environment that exceed the benefits of their use. Because of this, France has taken the initiative to reduce pesticide use by 50 % by 2025 through its Ecophyto plan. Reducing the use of pesticides is great news for […]

French horse-related organizations have officially finished their work on a comprehensive guide to horse welfare in France. The manual on best practices in the horse industry has now been submitted to the French Ministry of Agriculture, where it will be evaluated by the scientific agency analyzing all food safety and animal husbandry policies, and then […]

Food security for refugee populations and uncertainty around future budgets for food aid from the United Nations can only be reconciled with well-targeted food aid that is precise and efficient. Research from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and other institutions have proposed to simultaneously take into account individual data and aggregated data […]

On April 25, members of the egg industry in France officially launched the logo “Eggs of France.” This label will guarantee the French origin of eggs and their quality. Implementation in stores is scheduled to start in September of this year. After “Meat of France,” “Fruits and Vegetables of France,” “Flowers of France,” and “Potatoes […]

The rose is an ornamental plant emblematic of the history of humanity from both a cultural and economic point of view. Celebrated since antiquity by countless artists, appreciated for its fragrance and the beauty of its flowers, roses are today the most purchased flower in France, while the rose plant is an essential decorative plant […]