Agribusiness

France to put pressure on Phil Hogan to cut EU milk production

Elisabeth Fosso - 19-févr.-2016 18:00:44

  Mr Hogan agreed to go to Paris on February 25 to meet French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll, to hear French proposals.     On Monday, Mr Hogan acknowledged a shared understanding in the EU Council of Ministers that there is a crisis in a number of sectors, notably dairy and pigmeat. He said he is not happy with the current situation of farmers, and it requires an EU-wide response.     Mr Le Foll presented proposals to regulate oversupply in the milk and pigmeat sectors, but the European Commission asked him to come back with new proposals. Mr Le Foll pledged to work on new solutions and “convince all our partners and the commission to make proposals.”     However, the Irish dairy industry will oppose any re-introduction of quotas “by the backdoor”, if that emerges from talks.     Meanwhile, Mr Hogan said any crisis aid for farmers has to be consistent with the CAP legal framework, be within the constraints of the EU budget, and be broadly supported by member states.   © Irish Examiner   © Faimali/GFA      


VEGEPOLYS: International Cluster

Martine Joly - 15-févr.-2016 10:48:13

  VEGEPOLYS : A unique force in Europe 4 000 companies – 30 000 jobs – 450 researchers – 2 500 students – 25 higher training courses Born on the territory of the Pays de la Loire, the French state gave the label "competitiveness cluster" in July 2005 to VEGEPOLYS. As a competitive cluster with worldwide reach, VEGEPOLYS is open to the world, is developing its own international network and making partnerships with other French and non-French clusters.   VEGEPOLYS is founded on a historical tradition of production in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The pedoclimatic conditions in the region and the vitality and know-how of its companies have attracted national and local government support for several decades, enabling the region to become the leader in the specialised plants field. The Pays de la Loire region is alone in Europe in bringing together in a single geographical area both private enterprise and public research and training establishment a major European force in the plant world , on which VEGEPOLYS is based.   Making businesses more competitive The creation of value does not just involve product innovations, but also all other kinds of innovation: human resources management, production processes, marketing, logistics... VEGEPOLYS’ role is to organise and provide an impetus, in order to identify common problems and lead project groups. These activities take the form of workshops and strategy meetings.   International events VEGEPOLYS’ reputation is growing thanks to its presence at numerous events with its partners, and its actions toward key players:   ·          Participation in international exhibitions in France : SIVAL, Salon du Vin, Salon du végétal   ·          Participation in well-known international shows abroad : Hortifair, Fruit Logistica, IPM Essen, VitaFood, IBMA   ·          Participation in international congresses worldwide: In Vino, JAS, HIE, MexicoBio, SHE, Hydrangea...   -           Official website : http://www.vegepolys.eu/en/home/ -           Business France and VEGEPOLYS jointly organize international partnership Missions . More information: renaud.zurfluh@businessfrance.fr -           VEGEPOLYS   : The specialized plant sectors :   http://export.businessfrance.fr/Galerie/Files/Divers/VEGEPOLYS_specialized-plant-sectors.pdf -           French companies on youbuyfrance.com : Agri-food Sector > Horticulture and Timber, clic here     Agri-food Sector > Fresh fruit & vegetables and processed vegetable products, clic here  


French wine and spirit exports reach all-time high

Elisabeth Fosso - 12-févr.-2016 12:56:52

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac. Total exports reached €11.7 billion in 2015 – an 8.7 per cent increase in value terms on 2014 and an all-time high after two consecutive years of declines, according to industry’s FEVS export federation. These latest figures have pushed wine and spirits into second place on the list of France’s most valuable export industries, above perfumes and cosmetics and behind aerospace. Data released yesterday showed sales to China climbed 23 per cent last year to about €830 million – returning to a level last seen in 2013. In a statement, FEVS said a 19 per cent rise in volumes to China “seems to signal the end of the destocking” Chinese importers and distributors began in 2013. That will come as relief to French producers such as Rémy Cointreau, Pernod Ricard and LVMH, which have suffered falls in high- end cognac sales in China.     © The Irish Times , The Financial Times  


French Wine Trade Show 2016

Elisabeth Fosso - 26-janv.-2016 18:58:15

  Snapshot of the the 9th edition of the French Wine Trade Show :   With about 70 professional visitors, the event was a true success and all parties present welcomed the return of this Irish wine specialists’ “must attend” event. Among the visitors, 61 importers from 47 Irish importing companies and 5 journalists were present. Several distributors have already placed orders for French Wines they tasted at the event and we expect that other ongoing negotiations will result in strong commercial partnerships very quickly.   Please find  here more pictures of the event.  


France’s new wine regions

Elisabeth Fosso - 11-janv.-2016 13:28:56

  For the first time in history, the French wine sector experiences a mini-liberalisation with the addition of 8,000 ha of new vineyards. It represents a 1% increase of the wine growing area. The new regulation – approved by the European Commission, enables winemakers to produce a new wine "appellation" or label to be called VSIG (Vins sans Indication Géographique: Wines without Geographic Indication).   Many in the wine business criticize the new regulation and consider that it can taint the reputation of the business as a whole and the traditional notion of "terroir" as the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products. Indeed, terroir is the principle that justifies the protection of large parts of French agriculture. On the other hand, merchants and wine-producing companies believe that it will bring in new ideas and foster the development of new brands for the international market.   Eight years of tough negotiations in Brussels led to this and as of January 1 st , the rules on planting new vines in the EU have changed.       Sources: lemonde.fr , bbc.com   © Getty images  


France, leader in the dairy industry in 2013

Elisabeth Fosso - 08-janv.-2016 12:18:49

  French agriculture office FranceAgrimer along with Business France led a study on the global dairy industry based on 2013 market data. It aims to help producers as well as companies take strategic decisions. Ten countries – including France, Ireland and the UK but also the USA, Brazil and New-Zealand were evaluated as they account for   of the global production and   of the international trade. FranceAgrimer used criteria such as sustainability of the resources, production potential, technical mastery and export capacity to classify the countries. Thus, in 2013, France had the leading dairy industry with 645 points out of 1,000 thanks to the strength of its industrial groups followed by New Zealand (642 points) and Germany (614) which has outstanding logistical capacities. The Irish dairy market, with 552 points, came in fifth place. This study underlines the competitiveness of the industries before the abolition of milk quotas. As for the current evolutions induced by such a measure, the industry has to wait for 2017: FranceAgrimer plans on renewing the study every year in order to understand the market better.      Sources: lafranceagricole.fr, web-agri.fr, usinenouvelle.com  


Agricultural issues at stake during the COP 21 climate conference

Elisabeth Fosso - 15-déc.-2015 11:22:22

  From November 30 th to December 11 th , Paris hosted the 21 st Conference of the Parties (COP 21), where 195 countries gathered to find an agreement on climate change. Among the 180 states who published their intentions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, more than a hundred included the agricultural industry in their plan. French minister for Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll created several projects to tackle the issue of global warming, as agriculture accounts for 19% of the national greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, the government officially launched the “4 per 1000” initiative on December 1 st . It aims at demonstrating that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned. Therefore, a “4‰” annual growth rate of the soil carbon stock would make it possible to stop the present increase in atmospheric CO 2 . Hundreds of states, institutions and international NGOs already manifested an interest in this initiative. Stéphane Le Foll also presented the “Beef Carbon” project that plans a 15% drop in greenhouse gas effects for the beef meat sector by 2025.      Sources : La France Agricole, agriculture.gouv.fr   © Xavier Remongin    


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