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The High Council for the Climate, a French independent government entity of expertise put in place by the President of France in November 2018, released its first report June 26. In particular, it noted the positive results in the agriculture sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Emissions in the agricultural sector are practically stable over […]

In France, organic agriculture confirmed its strength in 2018, particularly in production. This included both an increase in the lands devoted to organic agriculture and the consumption of organic products, but also job creation: the industry had its best growth in six years and doubled the production from five years ago. Five thousand additional farms […]

French organic wines have seen an enormous success in sales and production in recent years, contributing to the increase of all wine exports. In eight years, the agricultural land area dedicated to organic wines has more than tripled. Exports have seen an increase of 32% since 2016, primarily thanks to the United States, Japan, and […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture celebrated the growing positive reputation of agroecology in France. In January 2017, 83% of farmers said that they had heard about agroecology, against 79% in 2016 and only 50% in 2015. Additionally, 73% of farmers have already engaged in at least three agroecology procedures, this figure increasing to an impressive […]

Organic food products in France saw historic growth in 2016, according to new information announced by Agence Bio, the French agency for the development and promotion of organic farming. The agency estimates that the organic market saw an increase of approximately 20% in the first semester of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, […]

After a strong year of exports in 2014-2015, exports of French Cognac liquor are continuing their already strong season of exports over the 2015-2016 period. Cognac exports increased 4.9% by volume and 10.4% in value, equaling 173 million bottles for a value of 2.6 million euros ($2.9 million). Helping push this large increase in exports […]

The French organic agriculture industry moved into high speed in 2015, the organic food agency “Agence Bio” announced at the end of May. Based largely on increasing demands from French consumers for organic products, the organic food industry saw significant increases across the board in total sales, land devoted to organic agriculture, and the number […]

2015 was a year of significant progress on multiple fronts for French agriculture. Major agreements were signed, new and important initiatives were launched, significant programs were put in place, and new French agricultural products were approved for commerce with the United States. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the major events that […]

Two important changes recently took place in France as part of its efforts to reduce food waste. Starting January 1st, 2016, all restaurants with more than 10 tons of annual food waste (which equals about 240 meals per day) are required to sort biodegradable food waste that can then be used in composting or the […]

The first study of competition in the global cow milk industry shows that France is a worldwide leader in terms of its competitiveness in the sector. The study, based on 2013 data and conducted by Business France, surveyed the cow milk industry in ten different countries and found France to be in the number one […]