Industry

As a gesture of solidarity in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the French Minister of Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie, presented a charter of commitments to highlight fresh and local products in large supermarket stores, signed by representatives of the majority of France’s large supermarket chains. Around 70% of food purchases in […]

Agrilocal is an internet platform for purchasing local food products. It puts public purchasers from institutional catering (hospitals, schools, retirement homes, etc.) directly into contact with local producers. Created in 2013 in the French département of Drôme, it is now available in 36 départements. The success of Agrilocal is due to it engaging in direct […]

The International Exhibition for Animal Production (SPACE) was back Sept. 15 to 18 for its 34th edition! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show adapted: numerous digital meetings were proposed. Aquaculture, poultry farming, beef, goats, rabbits, sheep and pig, SPACE enhances the value of animal farming and its multiple facets. This year, the entire show […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 Agro-food small business accelerator is a personalized support program that aims at assisting small and medium agro-food sized businesses that demonstrate strong growth potential, particularly with working on innovative and international projects: a target of 30 businesses per session is set. A call for interested parties to join this program was launched early this […]

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 […]

Starting January 1, 2017, the labeling of the origin of milk in dairy products and of meat in ready prepared meat products in France is required on the products. This measure is a trial experiment that will be in place for two years, and will later be reviewed by the Commission of the EU to […]