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Development Assistance


Development – Close of the International Year of Family Farming (Paris, January 26, 2015)

Ms. Girardin welcomed the richness and diversity of the initiatives undertaken throughout the year by more than a hundred French actors at the national and international level. This work made it possible to demonstrate that the family farming model provides an appropriate response to the challenges facing the planet, in order to combat hunger and poverty and address environmental issues.

French Official Development Assistance (ODA)

France’s development policy is part of a renewed framework which combines the fight against poverty and the three aspects of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. This definition was subject to extensive discussions with all French development actors. It helps to further France’s cultural, diplomatic and economic influence and places special emphasis on the Francophonie.

French cooperation policy aims to address four mutually-supportive issues, whose controlled development is important both to France and its partners:

-  Promoting peace, stability, human rights and gender equality

-  Equity, social justice and human development

-  Sustainable, job-rich economic development

-  Protecting the environment and global public goods

Updated 16.12.13



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