French Agrifood Industry

Pastoralism plays an essential role in the life of mountains. It particularly helps in the maintenance of the landscape, but also in the local economy and tourism, and helps maintain rich prairie biodiversity. But in the face of recent changes brought about by the warming of the atmosphere, will these fragile production systems be able […]

French people broadly believe that cooking at home is cheaper than buying ready-to-eat dishes. INRAE researchers just challenged this idea. Their results, published in Public Health Nutrition on May 27th, show that cooking at home from raw ingredients is actually more expensive than buying prepared foods, when taking into account cooking time. In 1973, French […]

Starting June 2, The Digital Farm, an NGO whose goal is to promote innovation and digitalization in agriculture, organized its fourth edition of “LFDay” (The Digital Farm Day in French). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was adapted into a series of ten live conferences which will take place every 15 days from June […]

Cafeterias — whether in the workplace, in schools, or in other institutional settings — are a cornerstone of the French agroecological transition. Researchers at INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse Center investigated last spring to better understand the practices, constraints and drivers of using legumes in the kitchen, as well as their position in menus and corresponding supply chains. […]

Diagnose plant diseases on your smartphone and discover treatments, signal the arrival of the formidable giant Asian hornet… French Phytopathologist researchers have developed over the past 15 years websites and smartphone applications in the service of plant health. Apps that bring together scientific expertise and participatory science! “We aggregate encyclopedic knowledge of agronomic experts to […]

Started in 2016, the digital Mas (“Mas” being a word in regional expression that means “farm building” and also” farm,” that is derived from the same Latin origin of the word “mansion”) launched its second version at the end of November 2019. Training future agronomic engineers and agricultural technicians while also providing support to vinicultural […]

During the International Agricultural Show in Paris earlier this year, banana producers from France’s overseas territories presented the Pointe d’Or (“golden point”), a new variety of banana produced without phytosanitary products. “This is a naturally natural banana,” explained Tino Dambas, a banana producer from the French Caribbean island territory of Guadeloupe. The fruit of 20 […]

French scientists from INRAE (the French Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research), Inserm (the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Sorbonne University and the company SOLAGRO conducted a multi criteria study on the new French dietary guidelines. Their results, published on March 23rd in Nature Sustainability, show that following these recommendations has a […]

In the French Département of Haute-Saône, a group of farmers is working with locals to take advantage of the different services that hedges can bring: for the environment, the economy and animal welfare. A true windbreaker, hedges protect soils from erosion. The trees and plants that it is composed of maintain humidity levels and bring […]