Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

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 […]

Whether it be through banning the use of plastic in tableware, vegetarian meals, organic products, or fighting against food waste, France’s Egalim law that was adopted in October 2018 includes numerous measures for institutional catering. Some of them are already in place, while other will take effect in the coming months. Discover the scope and […]

The ambition of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG) is to provide a way forward toward a better, more just and sustainable world. The international commitment of France translates into a roadmap that has been developed with all parties and in which the Ministry of Agriculture has an important role to play. In September […]

Launched by Forinvest Business Angels and the Ecole supérieur du Bois (a college specialized in formations linked with forestry and forests management) on Oct. 21, 2019, La Canopée is the first national innovation contest dedicated entirely to forests and woods. Placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, this contest’s goals […]

The first French fishery has received the new sustainable fishing “ecolabel”, a public certification implemented by the French administration to recognize sustainable fisheries: Sathoan, the cooperative of fishers of Sète, a fishing town located near Montpellier in southern France, which specializes in red tuna. Sébastien Fortassier, a fisher of the label, explained, “This profession doesn’t […]

Facing more and more frequent episodes of drought, forest must adapt. The French National Forestry Office (ONF) is working closely with research, particularly on questions related to the density and composition of tree planting. Climate change upsets the living conditions of trees: Vegetative periods prolong, the trees are confronted with parasitic attacks, an increased risk […]

During the 47th annual Congress of Winemakers of France that took place in June, two large groups of winemakers wished to formalize with the Ministry for Agriculture and Food, in presence of the Minister Didier Guillaume, their commitment to encourage all winemakers to be more respectful of the environment. This is the mark of a […]

More than just a multi-week sporting event, the French Open is also an opportunity for the organization “Le Chaînon Manquant” (“The Missing Ingredient” or “The Missing Link” in English) to take action with caterers and restaurant workers at the event to redistribute their surplus food products to the most needy in the greater Paris region. […]

In France, organic agriculture confirmed its strength in 2018, particularly in production. This included both an increase in the lands devoted to organic agriculture and the consumption of organic products, but also job creation: the industry had its best growth in six years and doubled the production from five years ago. Five thousand additional farms […]