Policies & Programs

Numerous French primary schools have expressed a desire to join in the sustainable development movement by developing their supply of local high-quality products, particularly organic products. Moving from theory to practice often necessitates a large initial investment, particularly for small communities: School cafeterias generally need to equip themselves with materials allowing for cooking fresh products, […]

Guaranteeing the independence of advice given to farmers: that is the goal of an order to separate advice and sales/application/marketing of phytosanitary products published April 24, 2019. This order, which came out of the “Egalim” law of Oct. 30, 2018, aims to prevent any risk of conflict of interest which might arise from the coexistence […]

Annick Girardin, Minister for the Sea, and Julien Denormandie, Minister for Agriculture and Food, announced the opening of two new calls for projects as part of the fishing and aquaculture component of the French Recovery Plan. With the launch of these calls for projects, the French government hopes to accelerate the development of sustainable and […]

A new call for projects, funded with €7.5 million by the French recovery plan (France Relance), was launched Dec. 1 to develop project in favor of healthy, local, and sustainable food in the heart of France. It is part of the goals developed by the National Program for Food (Programme National pour l’Alimentation, PNA). The […]

A new call for projects, funded with €7.5 million by the French recovery plan (France Relance), was launched Dec. 1 to develop project in favor of healthy, local, and sustainable food in the heart of France. It is part of the goals developed by the National Program for Food (Programme National pour l’Alimentation, PNA). The […]

Bringing together producers from all across France, the Organic Christmas Trees of France Association was founded in 2020. Among them is France Sapin Bio, an Ariège Valley business founded in 2013 that sells 15,000 organic trees per year. The environmentally responsible business also sells Christmas trees in different forms. Here’s an in-depth look at how […]

In southern France, a new project has put in place different tools to respond to issues of food and the local economy. During the COVID-19 health crisis, the interactive map Cliketik allows residents to have more awareness on purchasing locally. During the first period of lockdowns earlier this spring in France, the question was quickly […]

With stricter health measures and a little bit of ingenuity, farmers and local product markets are able to continue providing products to their usual clients, but also are getting to new consumers, some of whom have limited choices due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. A win-win choice that allows people to eat seasonal products all while […]

Read the original article in French here. The forest fires that have been consuming the Amazon rainforest for several years are particularly intense. Beyond climate change, which tends to make tropical forests more vulnerable, most of these fires constitute a direct consequence of agricultural expansion and slash-and-burn techniques. Every year, millions of acres of land […]