French Agrifood Industry

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, […]

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 […]