With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.
The factsheet “A sustainable food supply for all” looks at Dijon Métropole' strategy to ensure access to quality and sustainable food for all citizens and to promote food solidarity on its territory.
Dijon Metropolis is the capital of the newly created Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Located on strategic rail and motorway routes, Dijon boasts double recognition from UNESCO, for the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne (Climates of Burgundy’s Vineyards) and also for the repas gastronomique des Français (Gastronomic Meal of France). The city’s International Gastronomy and Wine Centre is currently under construction.
Dijon Metropolis has placed its sustainable food supply strategy at the heart of its ecological transition. Beyond issues related to the reduction of GHG emissions, the protection of biodiversity, the reduction of the consumption of natural resources (water, energy, arable soil, etc.), the public authorities’ elected representatives have decided to ensure that ALL consumer-citizens-are involved in the transition process. About 50 private and public organizations brought together by the public authority proposed 24 actions with a budget of €46 m to rise to the challenge of offering 400,000 inhabitants a better food supply.
This strategy includes vulnerable populations through the expertise and actions carried out for many years by the City of Dijon CCAS (Municipal Social Action Centre). Dijon’s social action represents a budget of €9.3 m (CCAS) to provide aid for disadvantaged populations (15% of the population).