Policies & Programs

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 […]

French Minister of Agriculture and Food Julien Denormandie on Oct. 12 visited a school in Clichy-sous-Bois in the département of Seine-Saint-Denis as part of the food component of the Relaunch France plan. During this visit, Denormandie presented several measures to accelerate providing healthy, sustainable, and local products to school cafeterias. In the morning, the minister […]

In the Drôme département of France, the Biovallée project has set a goal of 50% of farms becoming certified as organic producers by 2040. As part of this goal, a local community has purchased agricultural lands to provide access to four new farmers. ‘When you do not come from the agricultural world, access to land […]

To achieve the agroecological transition, investing in the modernization of equipment to provide farmers with more environmentally friendly materials is a priority. Farmers also need to transform their equipment to better adapt to climate change. French citizens expect an agriculture that uses less input materials, in particular concerning plant protection products like pesticides and herbicides. […]

French Prime Minister Jean Castex presented on Sept. 3 the “Relaunch France” plan, a roadmap for economic, social, and environmental rebuilding of the country. One hundred billion euros have been dedicated to the plan, of which 1.2 billion are allocated to agriculture. The agriculture aspects of the plan set three goals: Strengthening food sovereignty Accelerating […]

Guaranteeing to all a healthy, safe, sustainable, high-quality and local food supply is one of the goals of the French government and meets the high expectations of French citizens. To succeed in this ambition, it is necessary to speed up the agroecological transition of the French agriculture and food systems to ensure a better recognition […]