Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

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 […]

Smaller eggs, cakes packages with a slight error in packaging, “ugly” fruits and vegetables, and more can all be found on the shelves of “Nous Antigaspi.” Founded in May 2018 in Rennes, this chain of retailers is now heading to Paris after conquering swaths of western France. “Numerous products are either damaged during transport, or […]

Didier Guillaume, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, recently presented 15 new measures aiming to strengthen the fight against mistreatment of animals and to improve the well being of domestic, farm and pet animals. “Two principals guide these announcements: that of ambition and that of rationality. Domestic animals are feeling beings; they have the right […]

France has been committed for several years to a voluntary reduction in the dependence on phytosanitary products and to reducing the impact of their use. As part of this, France is introducing complementary measures starting in 2020 to protect resident populations of agricultural treatment zones. Based on the scientific recommendations of ANSES (a French agency […]

France’s Ecophyto II plan (which aims to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture) gives a large amount of consideration to scientific expertise. Since 2012, different research projects have been carried out to develop alternatives to phytosanitary products for crops. This includes the LILLA project, led by a French agricultural and environmental research center in […]