Considered as an emerging phenomenon, metropolitan agriculture makes it possible to meet several urban challenges by contributing to food security, job creation, environmental quality or strengthening social ties and territorial solidarity between urban and rural areas. The MADRE project capitalises on a set of knowledge, policies and pilot actions carried out on the topic and activates existing networks to enable effective transnational cooperation in the Mediterranean.
- To improve the innovation capacity of metropolitan agriculture in the Mediterranean territories;
- To identify and evaluate the economic, environmental and social performance factors of metropolitan agriculture;
- To identify and network metropolitan agriculture stakeholders;
- To assess the feasibility, conditions and means of creating a transnational cluster of actors in metropolitan agriculture.
The project was carried out from February 2017 to July 2018, with a total budget of € 1,173,175, co-financed by the Interreg MED programme.
Concours Outre-Mer Durables
2eme PRIX : Cayenne, Guyanne
Le premier jardin partagé de la ville de Cayenne sera édifié au sein du quartier Césaire sur une parcelle de 3 300 m². L’ambition de ce jardin est de devenir un espace de partage et d’expérimentation en matière de pratiques agricoles et environnementales, en incitant les riverains à améliorer leur régime alimentaire et à consommer des fruits et légumes locaux et de saison. Ce lieu doit également favoriser la création de lien social intergénérationnel et améliorer le cadre de vie de ses usagers, pour la plupart issus des...
Sustainable overseas territories contest
2nd Prize: Cayenne, Guyana
The first shared garden in the town of Cayenne will be created on a 3300-square-metre plot within the Césaire neighbourhood. The aim of this garden is to become a space for sharing and experimenting with agricultural and environmental practices, encouraging residents to improve their diet and consume local seasonal fruit and vegetables. This place also sets out to foster intergenerational social links and to improve the quality of life of its users, most of them coming from priority neighbourhoods nearby. The project, which was designed after a broad local consultation, is part of a proactive process of sustainable development carried out by the city’s Urban Ecology and Sustainable Development hub, among others.
Trophées Eco Actions 28ème édition
PRIX DE L’INNOVATION : Agglomération du Saint-Quentinois
Depuis décembre 2016, l’agglomération met en place, sur les propositions de ses agents, des collectes éco-responsables et solidaires. Ces collectes permettent non seulement la réduction des déchets en leur offrant une seconde vie, mais aussi le développement du don : elles participent ainsi à l’essor de l’économie circulaire, un des leviers de la 3ème révolution industrielle.
Des collectes de jouets ont déjà eu lieu en partenariat avec les associations G L’Espoir,...
28th edition of the Eco Actions Trophies
Innovation Prize: Saint-Quentinois conurbation
Acting on a proposal from its officers, since December 2016, the conurbation has organized eco-responsible, solidary collections. These collections not only help reduce waste, providing it with a new lease of life, but also increase donations: they therefore help promote an upsurge in the circular economy, one of the levers of the third industrial revolution. Toy collections have already taken place in partnership with NGOs including G L’Espoir, Popular Relief and Catholic Relief. More than 3000 toys have been collected for local NGOs and redistributed to families. A collection of glasses for the NGO “Glasses without Borders” was set up for distribution to visually impaired people in France and abroad by the organization. Finally, a collection of books took place for the St Quentin ‘Restos du Coeur’ solidary library, with around 4.6 tonnes of books collected and given a second life.
28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies
“QUALITY OF LIFE” PRIZE: Romainville
Committed since 2011 to promote the development of urban farming, the city of Romainville is developing an unprecedented project in France: the market gardening city, a vertical eco-designed greenhouse which by the end of 2019 will accommodate a circular substrate market gardening farm, educational workshops, training events and living spaces open to all, while creating integration employment.
The market gardening city, located on a 600-square-metre plot at the heart of the Marcel-Cachin neighbourhood, will be the first “thinking and acting” urban farming lab in France. It aims to gather in a single space various complementary activities organised along 3 axes: a market gardening farm growing vegetables and plants providing a local food supply, an educational centre intended for an amateur or specialized audience, and a living space with meetings, including the organization of events such as conferences, round tables and seminars.