Policies & Programs

A new French Food Chain Health Monitoring platform was launched at the end of July 2018. Its 14 founding organizational members signed an outline agreement embodying their desire to collectively strengthen health monitoring of the food supply chain. The French ministries of agriculture, health and consumer protection, French scientific organizations, technical institutes, professional organizations, and […]

At the closing of a meeting on organic agriculture in France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture, unveiled the completed Organic Ambition 2022 plan, announced earlier this year. The plan is a more complete version of a roadmap released this spring, and is organized around seven major axes. Here is summary of the overall approach […]

Agricultural soils are a strategic resource for states, as they are indispensable in feeding the population, and are thus important for food security. If, on the one hand, they can support solid economic activity, which is particularly important in rural areas where agriculture constitutes the spinal column of human activity, they are also a fragile […]

French Minister of Agriculture and Food Stéphane Travert recently congratulated the “methanization” working group that is aiming to accelerate the installation of methanization projects and to fully professionalize the industry. In the area of agricultural methanization, for which Stéphane Travert has dedicated 100 million euros of the agricultural component of France’s Large Investment Plan, the […]

The French Directorate General for Food (Direction générale de l’alimentation – DGAL) has just released its activity report for the year 2017. The DGAL is responsible for maintaining food safety and quality at all levels of the food chain in France, as well as the animal and plant health, and animal welfare, in coordination with […]

In March, a permanent parliamentary Commission of the French parliament, charged with science and technological issues, published a report on the importance of carbon soil sequestration as a major issue for climate and food. It notably underlined the importance of the French-initiated 4 per 1000 Initiative. The report stresses the important role of soils regarding […]

The French Minister for Agriculture and Food, Stéphane Travert, intends to implement an ambitious policy on animal welfare. Certain measures of the plan will soon be debated in the French Parliament. The Minister also recently reaffirmed the importance that he attaches to the subject as part of an evolution of agricultural models in France. The […]

Stéphane Travert, French Minister for Agriculture and Food, participated in a high-level roundtable at the Food and Agriculture Organization during an international symposium on the future of agro-ecology (that is the second symposium on the subject). The minister reaffirmed France’s commitment to promote agroecological approaches, which carry solutions for all countries. He reminded participants of […]

French Minister for Agriculture and Food Stéphane Travert reaffirmed the government’s objective regarding the development of agricultural farming in France. Organic Ambition 2022 (Ambition Bio 2022 in French), the new government program, will support this changing of scale in organic production for the period of 2018-2022, by promoting a national strategy and giving visibility to […]

The French Ministry for Agriculture and Food operates in a world that is facing numerous global challenges. Since its last strategic plan issued in 2013, the context of the ministry’s action has changed significantly (increase in importance of developing countries and NGOs, adoption of the sustainable development goals in the United Nations and of the […]