French Agrifood Industry

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 […]

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, […]