Policies & Programs

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 […]

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 […]