Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry

The French Ministry of Agriculture has released a report, Agriculture Innovation 2025, which proposes 30 different innovative projects for competitive agriculture that respects the environment. The projects are organized along three broad priorities – making agriculture help in the fight against climate change, using new technologies to advance agriculture, and uniting the fields of research, […]

The organic food market reached a record 5.5 billion euros in France in 2015. Production and consumption are increasing in 2015 and are predicted to grow by about 9% by the end of the year. “After increasing 10% in 2014 from 2013 levels to reach 5 billion euros, the market for organic products is continuing […]

France has launched its English-language guide and call to action for the 4 per 1000 intiative, which can be accessed from this link to the French Ministry of Agriculture’s article. Check it out to learn more about what governments large and small and ordinary people can do to contribute to the initiative, which aims to […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture has released its guide on the appropriate, limited use of chemical pesticides on fruit products in orchards. The Ecophyto Fruit Guide is part of the French government’s overall Ecophyto plan to reduce and improve the use of pesticides and other chemicals on agricultural products in a move toward a more […]

Over the past decades, animal welfare has become an increasingly central concern and consumers have raised their voices to stand for a more in-depth consideration of this issue. Although animal welfare is already strongly regulated by both the European Union and the French Legislations, the French Agriculture Ministry has gone one step further by issuing […]

Innovation in the agricultural sector is key to achieve better economic and environmental outcomes. That’s why the governmental agency, FranceAgriMer, has launched an initiative that aims at supporting projects that outstandingly integrate the following objectives: • increasing the competitiveness of production • better control of energy and water consumption • decrease in use of phytosanitary […]

French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, attended the G20 Agricultural Ministers Meeting on May 8, 2015 at the invitation of the G20 Turkish Presidency in order to address the different challenges related to global food security. This, the second ever event of its kind, takes place four years after the 2011 inaugural meeting organized […]

Agriculture can and must be part of the solution to climate change. The French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, and Ambassador for Paris Climate 2015, Laurence Tubiana, emphasized this imperative at a conference that took place in Paris on April 27, 2015, during which they introduced the carbon sequestration program for agriculture, named “4 […]

Nearly one thousand people from 72 countries, including French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, attended the third global scientific conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Montpellier, France from March 16-18, 2015. For those who may not know, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that prioritizes agricultural development in relation to climate change while including additional […]

2.5 million acres, 26,500 producers and 12,577 processors, distributers and importers: these are the most recent figures on the organic market in France, according to Agence BIO. Agence BIO, the French public body responsible for developing and promoting organic farming, recently published its 10th annual report on the organic industry in France in 2014, and […]