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 “Building on a transversal approach and the commitment and complementarity of those involved to enable access for all to a healthy, sustainable food supply” presents the food strategy of Toulouse Metropolis.
The Toulouse metropolis is a very attractive region, in the heart of a highly agricultural area (164,000 jobs, France’s largest region for organic production, 20% of farms selling via short supply chains). Consequently, the Metropolis’ 760,000 inhabitants should have easy access to good quality local produce.
In the framework of its Projet Agricole et Alimentaire Métropolitain (Agricultural and Metropolitan Food Project), Toulouse Metropolis proposes to coordinate and strengthen actions to develop organic agricultural production, a sustain-able food supply in canteens and the structuring of local supply channels to enable access for all to a healthy, sustainable food supply.
In this way, awareness-raising actions and convenient access to a local, sustainable food supply, are accompanied by initiatives to combat food insecurity, such as the deployment of shared gardens, the linking of the producer’s MIN (whole-sale market of national interest) and food aid associations, and the organization of the Familles à alimentation positive (Positive Food Family) challenge in partnership with the social centres, involving families in social priority districts.