Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

How can we reduce our dependence on plastic? In Brittany, in the town of Saint Malo, two entrepreneurs had the idea of tapping into an abundant natural resource: algae. In 2010, they created the company Algopack that today has several employees working on the project. Each second, 500 kilograms of plastics are dumped into the […]

According to the Food Sustainability Index, France has maintained its position in first place for food sustainability for the third consecutive year. The Food Sustainability Index, created and ran by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, is a useful tool used to compare policies internationally. This global chart of […]

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has taken place in Katowice, Poland this month. Besides its participation as part of the French Delegation in the negotiations themselves (on the themes of agriculture and soils sector) France has taken the opportunity to host several side events […]

According to France’s national inventory of natural heritage, there are 35 times more endemic plants in France’s overseas territories than in mainland France, without even counting marine species. Such richness is increasingly the subject of attention of French public authorities. Apart from traditional valuations, new perspectives are taking shape with bioeconomy: energy, biofertilizers, biofuels, and […]

Facing the necessary need to increase the sustainability of agriculture, several programs were implemented to encourage an environmental transition while taking into account the needs and constraints of farmers and the different agricultural industries. As part of this, the ROSE Challenge, a large call for projects, was launched in 2017. The goal: Mobilize researchers and […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture recently hosted a symposium on conservation farming in order to better understand this method of production. Soil conservation agriculture is based on the simultaneous implementation of three agricultural practices in synergy: permanent soil cover, longer crop rotations, and increased crop diversity, in addition to untilled soil practices. This symposium dealt […]

On the sidelines of the Global Climate action Summit organized in San Francisco on September 13 and 14, the State of California, and in particular the California Department of Food and Agriculture, launched with France the Global Soil Health Challenge. On behalf of France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture and Food, signed the Global […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Food is organizing its inaugural edition of the event Bioeconomy Trophies. They will reward industry projects that promote bioresources for various uses, which can serve as substitutes for carbon-intensive solutions. The contest will take place from September 17 of this year to March 3, 2019. The deadline for participating […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the French ministries of the environment, foreign affairs, the economy, and research and innovation, unveiled the content of the National Strategy Against Imported Deforestation, whose principles were first announced in 2017. The unveiling of the proposed plan is the first step before its final adoption, and it […]

At the closing of a meeting on organic agriculture in France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture, unveiled the completed Organic Ambition 2022 plan, announced earlier this year. The plan is a more complete version of a roadmap released this spring, and is organized around seven major axes. Here is summary of the overall approach […]