Ministry of Agriculture (France)

Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing, Hôtel de Villeroy, 78 rue de Varenne, Paris

The Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry (French: Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt) of France is the governmental body charged with regulation and policy, for agriculture, food, and forestry.

The Ministry's headquarters are in the Hôtel de Villeroy, at 78 Rue de Varenne in the 7th arrondissement of Paris,[1] adjacent to Hotel Matignon.

Prior to 21 June 2012, the Ministry's remit was somewhat different; its full title was Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Rural Affairs and Spatial Planning (French: Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation, de la Pêche, de la Ruralité et de l'Aménagement du territoire).

The regional directorates for food, agriculture and forests (DRAAFs) oversee the implementation of policies for agriculture, food (particularly health safety), aquaculture and forests. Their missions cover the content and organisation of agricultural education. They contribute to employment policy in the fields of farming, agri-food, forestry and freshwater aquaculture.[2]


The Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fishing and Rural Affairs is a cabinet member in the Government of France.


  1. "Mentions légales." Ministry of Agriculture. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2011. "Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Alimentation, de la Pêche, de la Ruralité et de l’Aménagement du territoire 78, rue de Varenne - 75349 Paris 07 SP"
  2. booklet linked below
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