French Agrifood Industry

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 […]

French wood is playing an important role in the preparation of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, from the Olympic Village in Seine Saint Denis, the Bourget media village, the Olympic pools, to buildings and temporary equipment. Why choose to construct with wood? The Paris Olympic Games are aiming for environmental excellence in 2024 with low […]

Today, agriculture finds itself facing a major challenge: Ensuring adequate production for a growing population all while protecting the environment. To limit the expansion of agricultural land, a possible path forward is increasing crop density (plants planted per square meter), which has the consequence of increasing competition of plants among themselves for resources (water, light, […]

For the third annual summit of ChooseFrance, a unique event dedicated to promoting the economic appeal of France, dozens of the most influential business leaders from around the world, including the United States, gathered at the Château de Versailles at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. This meeting was an opportunity for President Macron, […]

France’s Ecophyto II plan (which aims to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture) gives a large amount of consideration to scientific expertise. Since 2012, different research projects have been carried out to develop alternatives to phytosanitary products for crops. This includes the LILLA project, led by a French agricultural and environmental research center in […]

On January 1, 2020, the National Institute of Agricultural Research and the National Institute of Research in Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and Agriculture merged to become a new and unique research institute: INRAE, the “National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment,” It was officially launched January 9. Thanks to the complementarity […]

Whether it be through banning the use of plastic in tableware, vegetarian meals, organic products, or fighting against food waste, France’s Egalim law that was adopted in October 2018 includes numerous measures for institutional catering. Some of them are already in place, while other will take effect in the coming months. Discover the scope and […]

As part of the Grand Investment Plan 2018-2022 (a broad plan of investments in various sectors of the economy to promote environmental efficiency, employment, innovation…) the French government and Ministry of Agriculture and Food developed, in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EIF), the National Initiative for French Agriculture (INAF). Supplementing regional initiatives taken by […]

The reconciliation of crop productivity and biodiversity maintenance is one of the most important challenges of global agriculture. Weed management is recognized as an integral component of ecological intensification in agriculture because weeds can generate severe yield losses but also form the base of trophic networks in agriculture. Research in weed science has thus often […]

Through participatory science, researchers call on society to help them collect, sort and sometimes even analyze data. This fieldwork, sometimes time-consuming, is essential for all scientific research, and is made easier thanks to digital technology. Websites and smartphone applications now allow to create direct links between researchers and citizens: Photos, GPS coordinates, observations, etc. Everyone […]