Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The French ministries of the environment and of agriculture and food committed at the beginning of the year to releasing the total quantities of phytosanitary products sold thus far in 2019 by the end of June. In accordance with this commitment to transparency, provisional data were published at the end of the month. These provisional […]

Led by the Institute of Animal Husbandry (a private institute of applied research for the livestock sector), Life Beef Carbon is a European research project being carried out in four countries, France, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Its goal? Reducing the carbon footprint of beef meat production by 15% in ten years. Feedback indicates that the […]

Mobilizing research efforts to accelerate the agro-ecological transition responds to a strong demand from public officials, professionals and society, both in France and in Europe. To address this major challenge, rethinking the way that research should be conducted and developing a common research and experimental strategy not just at the national level is the subject […]

In 2012, in order to promote an recognize the actions on environment by some farmers and ranchers, the French Government, designed, in consultation with all the stakeholder in environment and agriculture, a voluntary system, certified by independent third parties, the High Environmental Value (HEV): the system consists of three tiers, to reflect a more a […]