Policies & Programs

France has been committed for several years to a voluntary reduction in the dependence on phytosanitary products and to reducing the impact of their use. As part of this, France is introducing complementary measures starting in 2020 to protect resident populations of agricultural treatment zones. Based on the scientific recommendations of ANSES (a French agency […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 18 to 24, 2019, was World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Identified by the World Health Organization as one of the most serious potential menaces to public health, antibiotic resistance is correlated to the use of antibiotics that generate, over time, an increase in bacterial resistance that threatens the effectiveness of treatments. Since 2016, France has […]

The ambition of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG) is to provide a way forward toward a better, more just and sustainable world. The international commitment of France translates into a roadmap that has been developed with all parties and in which the Ministry of Agriculture has an important role to play. In September […]

Launched by Forinvest Business Angels and the Ecole supérieur du Bois (a college specialized in formations linked with forestry and forests management) on Oct. 21, 2019, La Canopée is the first national innovation contest dedicated entirely to forests and woods. Placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, this contest’s goals […]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food recently presented a new rule relating to fighting food waste. This rule**, made in application of the Oct. 30, 2018 law for balancing commercial relationships in the agriculture and food sectors and for a food system that is healthy, sustainable, and accessible to all, has as its goal to […]

France launched a new National Program on Food and Nutrition (PNAN) on Sept. 23. This program sets the course of policy for food and nutrition for the French government over the next five years, and also aims at joining actions on both food policy and nutrition, which both benefited from a National Plan, into a […]

The first French fishery has received the new sustainable fishing “ecolabel”, a public certification implemented by the French administration to recognize sustainable fisheries: Sathoan, the cooperative of fishers of Sète, a fishing town located near Montpellier in southern France, which specializes in red tuna. Sébastien Fortassier, a fisher of the label, explained, “This profession doesn’t […]

Facing more and more frequent episodes of drought, forest must adapt. The French National Forestry Office (ONF) is working closely with research, particularly on questions related to the density and composition of tree planting. Climate change upsets the living conditions of trees: Vegetative periods prolong, the trees are confronted with parasitic attacks, an increased risk […]