The house of agriculture plays a key role in the agricultural development of France. What is its function in this contribution?
What is the house of agriculture?
Chambers or houses of agriculture are consular entities created to perform public services in the field of agriculture and livestock. They can also be seized by local authorities on the issue of a territorial development. The house of French agriculture is provided by the Law of January 3, 1924.
History of the Chamber of Agriculture
The creation of the House of Agriculture dates back to 1840 when Marshal Bugeaud proposed the bill to create the entity. Rejected and reevaluated many times, the project was finally adopted on January 3, 1924.
The chambers of agriculture in France
The Chamber of Agriculture in France is a vast network of 103 public institutions, 89 departmental and interdepartmental chambers, 13 regional chambers and a national structure. With an annual budget of 702 million euros, it employs more than 16,000 people, including 6,000 engineers and technicians.
The key roles of the house of agriculture
The consulting mission
The house of agriculture has a main role: to defend the agricultural interests of the country. In this mission, it is consulted by the public authorities on various agricultural issues. As a consular organization, it has to be attentive and proactive. This is how it is responsible for anticipating possible changes within the environment of its jurisdiction.
The intervention mission
In its intervention mission, the house of agriculture is responsible for designing and implementing the country's development activities. It assures the actors of agricultural information missions of a global nature and offers services to meet the needs of the latter. Under this cap, we know it under the name of the Chamber of Agriculture Services Company.
The agricultural powers of Africa
Côte d'Ivoire as the first agricultural power in West Africa
The 2017 edition of the International Agricultural Fair has made Côte d'Ivoire the leading agricultural power in West Africa. Thanks to a favorable climate and very rich soil, the country has become a leader in several export and industrial crops including coffee, cocoa, cotton and coconut and citrus fruits.
Tunisia as the leading agricultural power in North Africa
Well known for its tourism activity at the forefront of innovation, Tunisia claims the first place in the sector of olive growing in Africa. Estimated at over 65 million olive trees, olive resources in Tunisia are the largest in Africa. They occupy 79% of the area devoted to arboriculture in the country.
If such evolutions are possible, it is thanks to the effort of the local government and to the contribution of individuals like Tarek Bouchamaoui, the holder of a huge arboreal plantation in the south-east of the country. Tarek Bouchamaoui also has a photovoltaic station of 10 MW in Gabes.