Installation and access to land for young farmers, ecological planning: the government will increase “nearly a billion euros” the 2024 agriculture budget to support these transitions, announced Minister Marc Fesneau on Sunday September 10.
This sum will be added to the approximately 5.9 billion euros of the French agricultural budget in 2023, an increase of around 15%, underlined the ministry, on the sidelines of a speech by Mr. Fesneau during the “Terre de Jim”, in Cambrai (North), organized by the Young Farmers union (JA), close to the majority FNSEA union.
The additional effort, compared to 2023, will reach “2.6 to 2.7 billion” by 2026, added the minister.
In his speech, Marc Fesneau announced that the agricultural orientation bill, which had initially been announced for the fall, should be “examined in Parliament by December, probably at first reading in the National embly”.
Based on a “pact” which also includes regulatory measures, this law is supposed to help rebuild French agriculture, both to ensure the transfer of farms, the installation of young farmers and the environmental transition of a sector which must continue to produce the feeding the country while reducing its CO emissions2.
As part of the planning, the government plans in particular the creation of a “food sovereignty and ecological transition fund” which will be intended for “allow farms to locally adapt their economic model to the requirements of decarbonization of activities, development of renewable energy production or adaptation to climate change”specified the ministry.
The World with AFP