Socio-economic and demographic changes are altering food trends. French consumers desire food products which are convenient, offer better taste, as well as increased health benefits. France offers market opportunities for U.S. fish and seafood, processed fruits and vegetables (including fruit juices), beverages (including wine and spirits), fresh and dried fruits and nuts, and also confectionery products, wild rice, organic, kosher, and halal foods.
Market, Certification and Production Information for Producers and International Trading Companies
For some people organic agriculture is “farming without chemical fertilizers and pesticides”. This is short and concise, but misses important characteristics. Organic agriculture follows the logic of a living organism in which all elements (soil, plants, farm animals, insects, the farmer etc.) are closely linked with one other. Organic farming therefore must be based on a thorough understanding and clever management of these interactions and processes.
The food market is regulated by various standards and regulations owing to the growth of consumer awareness on food safety, social and environmental. This booklet consists of standards that apply to agricultural products produced in Indonesia and that are required by worldwide markets. Each standard and regulation has its own market. To enter the market, producers should meet the required standards for the respective market that has been entered.