Policies & Programs

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 […]

During the 47th annual Congress of Winemakers of France that took place in June, two large groups of winemakers wished to formalize with the Ministry for Agriculture and Food, in presence of the Minister Didier Guillaume, their commitment to encourage all winemakers to be more respectful of the environment. This is the mark of a […]

More than just a multi-week sporting event, the French Open is also an opportunity for the organization “Le Chaînon Manquant” (“The Missing Ingredient” or “The Missing Link” in English) to take action with caterers and restaurant workers at the event to redistribute their surplus food products to the most needy in the greater Paris region. […]

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 […]

Since 2015, the organization Solidarity of Agricultural Producers and the Food Businesses (SOLAAL) has encouraged the link between donors and food aid charities. During the Paris International Agricultural Show in February 2019, SOLAAL unveiled its new platform for making food donations easier. Donors may now send a donation at any time or place. A recognized […]