Marion Guillou is a French engineer and polytechnician, specialized in global food security. She was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the École Polytechnique (2008-2013) and President and CEO of INRA (2004-2012). She is a member of the High Council for Climate, a structure created in 2018 and working alongside the French Prime…
Cyril Dion is a writer, director, poet and committed environmentalist. He directed the successful documentary "Demain" with Mélanie Laurent. His latest film, Animal, evokes the 6th mass extinction of species through the journeys of two teenagers, Bella and Vipulan. The director talks to us about the moments and encounters that have particularly marked him during…
Madagascar is going through a major food crisis for decades, to the extent that some regions are affected by famine. On site, Bertrand Muller, an agronomist and a researcher at CIRAD (French Center for international cooperation in agricultural research for development) talks about the ways in which scientists are working to increase the fertility of…
In Africa, particularly in Northern Botswana, fungus growing termites build giant termite mounds in a very specific pattern that improves soil fertility. John van Thuyne, a Swiss soil scientist at the University of Lausanne, explains this phenomenon, which he has been studying for several years.
With 17.8% of its wine-growing area under organic and biodynamic farming, Italy is now the country with the most certified organic vineyards.
Biodynamic winegrowing appeared in the 1920s under the influence of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Biodynamic winegrowing has developed progressively throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
Bees are essential to biodiversity and are now numerous on wine estates, which are increasingly convinced of their benefits for the vine.
Gilles Boeuf is a biologist at the French Agency for Biodiversity, former president of the French National Museum of Natural History and a speaker at the World Living Soils Forum. He warns about changes in ocean temperatures due to global warming, which could have a significant impact on living soils.
For several years, Marcus Weller, winemaker and researcher at Washington State University (WSU) has been studying the effects of drought on vines. Here are the main findings of his research.
Soil cover offers many benefits for both cultivated land and grasslands, gardens and orchards, and contributes to good soil health. Explanations.