food system

La Toile Alimentaire (food web), a management tool of the Regional Food Project of the Urban Community Le Havre Seine Métropole
Les ambitions du Projet Alimentaire Territorial de la Communauté urbaine Le Havre Seine Métropole sont de favoriser l’accès à une alimentation de qualité, au bénéfice de la santé de tous les habitants, et de développer une économie alimentaire de proximité.
 
Ce projet a pour objectif d’apporter un service de conseil et d’accompagnement territorial, de donner de la visibilité aux initiatives locales et de faire émerger les opportunités économiques de la chaine alimentaire de la collectivité.
 
C’est dans le cadre de ce dernier objectif que l’AURH a développé l’outil Toile Alimentaire...
The ambitions of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community's Regional Food Project are to promote access to quality food, for the benefit of the health of all inhabitants, and to develop a local food economy.
 
The aim of this project is to provide advice and regional support, to give visibility to local initiatives and to bring out economic opportunities in the community's food chain.
 
It is within the framework of this last objective that the AURH has developed the Food Web tool, which offers a dynamic and regionalised vision of the food system of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community.
 
This knowledge, analysis and decision support tool has the following function:
 
  • to understand the chain of food stakeholders and the food flows between them,
  • to respond to problems or courses of action in order to identify new players, synergies and new pooling opportunities to help structure short circuits, understand the organisation of sectors, etc.
  • to identify courses of action and support the community in their implementation
Madre project "Metropolitan Agriculture for Developing an innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy"
MADRE est un projet européen de coopération territoriale (Interreg MED), qui vise à changer le modèle d’approvisionnement alimentaire métropolitain en capitalisant sur les bonnes pratiques existantes, en responsabilisant les différents acteurs de l’agriculture métropolitaine et périurbaine, et en initiant une dynamique de coopération transnationale dans le secteur agricole de la région MED.
 
Considérée comme un phénomène émergent, l'agriculture métropolitaine permet de relever plusieurs défis urbains en contribuant à la sécurité alimentaire, à la création d'emplois, à la qualité de l'environnement...
MADRE is a European territorial cooperation project (Interreg MED), which aims to change the metropolitan food supply model by capitalising on existing good practices, by empowering the different stakeholders in metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture, and by initiating a dynamic of transnational cooperation in the MED region.

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.
 
The objectives are:
- 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.
 
The emergence of a transnational cluster is supported by a multidisciplinary partnership from 5 countries. Each partner representing a flagship metropolitan area, AVITEM (Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories) is representing France.