Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

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 […]

France has launched a Low Carbon Label for agriculture and forestry, an innovative tool to encourage local actions to fight against the greenhouse gas effect and to encourage carbon sequestration. It guarantees the environmental quality of practices implemented in the field and provides opportunities to financially support these projects to private and public actors. “This […]

For the fourth consecutive year, the French Directorate General of Maritime and Aquaculture Fishing has launched a call for proposals, operated by the French agency FranceAgriMer. Open from April 1 until the end of May, this call for projects’ goal is to encourage the aquaculture industry in France to innovate and is open to businesses, […]

Since 2016, the city of Paris launches an annual call for project called “Parisculteurs” (a portmanteau combining the name of the city with a French word for farmer, which can be translated, roughly, as “Paris Farmers”). It identifies all spaces that could be planted in the city and proposes to install urban farms and gardening […]

In order to implement international commitments made by France regarding the avoidance of accidental capture of small cetaceans (dolphins and porpoises) by fishing boats France put in place a national Working Group. This working group has three primary objectives: Improve knowledge: The Pelagis Observatory is currently leading a scientific study based on cetacean beaching incidents […]

A new Director General for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be elected in June by the nearly 200 countries, including the United States, which are members of this organization. While the UN’s World Food Programme is concentrated on the logistics of providing food urgently to those in need, the […]