Foods Foodtech

The government and agri-food industries sign an agreement to revive the agri-food sector

contrat filière agroalimentaire
Nutrikeo
Written by Nutrikeo

Read this article in Français

With more than 385,000 employees, the food industry generates a turnover of 170 billion euros. As one of the pillars of the French economy, it still suffers from a deteriorated image among consumers. A “sector contract” was signed just under a month ago between the government and industrial manufacturers. By engaging side by side, the two parties hope to revive the agri-food sector and give it a new impetus.

To better meet consumer demand, this agreement is built around four pillars:

– Improve food trackability

The key word here is “transparency”. The objective is to create a digital product identity card to meet consumer expectations in terms of traceability and food quality.

– Developing the proteins of the future

Both parties undertake to finance research projects in the field of vegetable proteins, insects or biotechnological products to replace meat.

– Support research on fermented products

Fermented foods are on the rise. This third point aims to highlight the richness of ferments and the know-how of companies in this field. Thus, the “Ferments du futur” project aims to set up a research platform in 2019 to support projects and start-ups in the micro-organism, bio-production and fermentation sector.

Encouraging employment

Finally, this last axis aims to improve access to skills and recruitment in the agri-food sector, where many positions are not filled. The aim is to develop the attractiveness of the business lines and to meet the requirements of the ecological transition.

print

About the author

Nutrikeo

Nutrikeo

Agence de conseil en stratégies nutrition, éditrice du blog Culture Nutrition

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share This