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IUFN-MEDDE workshop ‘Developing city region food systems in France’

As a emerging concept, city region food systems do not benefit yet from a huge literature, best practices are still scares. Thus today, we are lacking data to assess the impacts (positive and negative) of city region food systems on the territorial level. What benefits in terms of local employment? What impact on local natural resources management? What integration of these strategies in a global regional development scheme? What social integration and what real contribution to local food security?

In order to contribute to this debate IUFN with a support of the French Ministry of Environment (Ministère de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’énergie) is currently conducting a 10-month study to figure out how to evaluate the impact of city region food systems and to provide first data.

As a part of the study’s methodology, IUFN convenes French local and national stakeholders to a one-day workshop - ’Promoting city region food systems in France‘ (L’ALIMENTATION DURABLE  DANS LES PROJETS DE TERRITOIRES – LES CHAMPS DES POSSIBLES), destined to design possible solutions in developing city-region food systems approach in France. This workshop features many inspiring speakers, amongst whom, Brigitte Allain, French deputy (Green party) author of a recent report ‘Et si on mangeait local?’ (What about eating local?), Lauren Baker, Toronto Food Council Facilitator and Joy Carey, Consultant in Bristol (UK), author of the report Who Feeds Bristol?

Check the program of the Workshop Promoting city region food systems in France (L’ALIMENTATION DURABLE  DANS LES PROJETS DE TERRITOIRES – LES CHAMPS DES POSSIBLES) of Septembre 17th 2015 in Paris, La Défense, HQ of Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy

For more information on this study, please contact:

Eléonore FRANCOIS, Project Manager, eleonore.francois(at)
Morgane SCOUARNEC, Project Assistant, morgane.scouarnec(at)