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 local, sustainable food supply, and most importantly with everyone and for everyone” presents the PAT (Plan Alimentaire Territorial aka “local food project”) of Nantes Metropolis for an inclusive and sustainable food.
Nantes Metropolis has been committed to a regional food project “for a local, sustainable food supply, accessible to all” since 2015. While the concept of sustainability applied to food naturally integrates a social component, the organizations mobilized in the project prioritized the development of an inclusive project, "for everyone and with everyone", with a strong social and cultural dimension. In other words, combining pleasure with health, gastronomy with accessibility, and festive occasions with responsibility.
As a result, the Nantes Metropolis PAT (Regional Food Project) is focused on its inhabitants, and after 6 months of collective production with all the organizations involved in the food system, 71 quantified objectives and policy goals were determined2 for 2020/30.
They concern the production system and the improvement of practices, the supply and low-carbon logistics, the fight against food waste, innovation and experimentation, education and the raising of awareness, living together harmoniously and outreach, and of course, accessibility and health. The efficiency, resilience and sustainability of the food system are at the heart of the project, without ever forgetting the stakeholders, who all play a role as “proactive responsible consumers”.