Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

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 […]

During the Paris International Agricultural Show, Stéphane Travert, French Minister for Agriculture and Food, presented France’s national bioeconomy action plan. Bieconomy derives from an energy that is abundant, renewable and free: solar energy. It covers production, the harnessing and the use of agricultural, forest and marine resources to make food, feed, renewable energy, and bio-based […]

Two years after France passed its law to fight food waste – a world first – the results show very positive effects, largely expressed during the Estates General of Food. A regulation that has proved its effectiveness, particularly with charity organizations, and that will soon spread to other parts of the economy, such as institutional […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture, along with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of the Environment, have launched a policy dialogue on reducing the use of chemical substances in agriculture that pose significant concerns for health. The ministries released a roadmap for the dialogue, identifying four main priorities to achieve […]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is conducting two new actions to conserve the diversity of the genetic heritage of cultivated plants (plant genetic or phytogenetic resources). The launching of a call for proposals, in Sept. 2017, allows to support initiatives concerning the profiling and sustainability of collections of phytogenetic resources of cultivated plants. This […]

From mid-October until the end of November, the Alimenterre Festival is proposing hundreds of events all across France on the theme of “The future is at stake on our plates.” Organized each year during the same period for the past ten years, the Alimenterre Festival is an international unmissable event linked to issues about the […]

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6 to 17. This is an important event for France, which is committed to integrating agriculture and forests into the fight against climate change. This COP 23 is part of […]

The interbranch organization which represents and drives the French forestry industry, France Bois Forêt, last month launched a three year communication campaign designed to boost wood consumption in France. This campaign will receive the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Minister Stéphane Travert announced. With 440,000 jobs spread across close to 60,000 businesses and […]