Policies & Programs

Thanks to the French Recovery Plan, 442 local projects working to encourage access to a greater number of fresh and local projects are going to be launched. The financing behind these projects, totaling 12.3 million euros for the first wave, will help start numerous initiatives like putting in place things like solidarity grocery stores or […]

year Original article: https://www.inrae.fr/actualites/jardins-partages-modes-vie-plus-durables Translated by Juliette Paemelaere Several cities are implementing shared gardens within their territories, hoping this will enhance their citizens’ health, while contributing to their overall effort towards sustainable development. Yet, the exact impacts this practice has on gardeners remain unclear. To answer this question, INRAE researchers investigated on shared gardens in […]

In 2022, France will become the first country in the world to ban the killing of male chicks, alongside Germany which is making a joint commitment along with France to phase out the practice. January 13, 2020, the French and German ministers of agriculture brought together different actors in the egg and poultry production industries, […]

As part of the French national strategy for renewing the forest industry, which is part of the national French Recovery Plan, Julien Denormandie, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, and Brigitte Klinkert, Deputy Minister for Economic Inclusion, announced a recruitment call, with goal of meeting the labor needs for the future reforestation work financed by […]

The agro-ecological transition will necessitate changing a certain number of growing practices. It can also be helped by the selection and creation of plant varieties that are more resistant to water stress or bio-aggressors (predator insects, fungi, viruses, etc.). The challenges we face are numerous. Climate change Beyond the global increase in temperatures, farmers will […]

The French government recently announced innovative measures to accelerate the contribution of the wood and forestry industry to France’s commitment to a low-carbon future. Julien Denormandie, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister for Housing, and Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Industry, recently made changes to the wood and forestry strategic contract signed in […]

“Les fermes DEPHY” are a French network of farms committed to reducing the use of plant health products (phytosanitary products, like artificial chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, among others). The DEPHY network is organized around four goals: Encouraging change, including in the apprenticeship dynamic Supporting innovative processes Capitalizing on and sharing technique knowledge and resources […]

A new measure, launched by the French Ministry for Agriculture and Food, is financed with 10 million euros, and allows new farmers (having worked less than five years) to perform personalized carbon diagnostics of their farm. This tool helps to identify different actions farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop carbon […]

French forests must face several different crises at once: Droughts, an invasion of bark beetles, armyworms, etc. Across France, events like these are being reported, largely due to the acceleration of climate change. Since 2018, large parts of public forests have been devastated, with species previously thought of as being perfectly adapted to their area […]

How can you recognize the main tree species present in metropolitan France? What animal left this footprint? To answer questions like these, the French National Office of Forests (ONF) developed an application called Keys to the Forest (“Clés de forêt”) ten years ago, and a new version was just launched in March that includes a […]