While the French agricultural and food system is vulnerable to climate change and responsible for about a quarter of the country’s emissions, the Institute’s analyses show that its financing tends to preserve the status quo. This is particularly true of public financing, which amounts to €25 billion annually. It is necessary to make better use of this funding to help producers who are changing their agricultural practices, and also to anticipate the new emerging needs, for example to help those that lose out in the transition to invest in tomorrow’s sectors.
In addition to its work on certification and carbon storage payments for farmers I4CE analyses public financing and investment needs, and makes data freely available to provide food for thought for public decision makers and stakeholders, especially in the agricultural sectors. The Institute brings these stakeholders together in its Agriculture Climate Club.