Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

Facing the necessary need to increase the sustainability of agriculture, several programs were implemented to encourage an environmental transition while taking into account the needs and constraints of farmers and the different agricultural industries. As part of this, the ROSE Challenge, a large call for projects, was launched in 2017. The goal: Mobilize researchers and […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture recently hosted a symposium on conservation farming in order to better understand this method of production. Soil conservation agriculture is based on the simultaneous implementation of three agricultural practices in synergy: permanent soil cover, longer crop rotations, and increased crop diversity, in addition to untilled soil practices. This symposium dealt […]

On the sidelines of the Global Climate action Summit organized in San Francisco on September 13 and 14, the State of California, and in particular the California Department of Food and Agriculture, launched with France the Global Soil Health Challenge. On behalf of France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, signed the Global […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food is organizing its inaugural edition of the event Bioeconomy Trophies. They will reward industry projects that promote bioresources for various uses, which can serve as substitutes for carbon-intensive solutions. The contest will take place from September 17 of this year to March 3, 2019. The deadline for participating […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the French ministries of the environment, foreign affairs, the economy, and research and innovation, unveiled the content of the National Strategy Against Imported Deforestation, whose principles were first announced in 2017. The unveiling of the proposed plan is the first step before its final adoption, and it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]