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Past and upcoming seminars

Cours de cuisine

Urban agriculture and food insecurity - collective kitchens and the links between processing and production in urban agriculture

July 12, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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This webinar was organized by the Chair last summer as part of the "Urban agriculture and food insecurity" network that it has been leading since 2018.

Different associations were asked to present their project, its mode of operation and to discuss the problems encountered.

What emerges from these exchanges is a diversity of functioning of these collective and shared kitchens both in terms of the public received, in vocations, in equipment and in supplies. Difficulties were highlighted concerning the logistics associated with this collection of foodstuffs for processing and the importance of supporting the public beyond simple processing was highlighted as a central point of their actions.

Replay of the webinar available here:

Urban agriculture and food insecurity: what perspectives?

November 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Since June 2018, the Chair has supported the "Urban agriculture and food insecurity" network bringing together around thirty actors (associations, NGOs, donors, researchers). Work has emerged from this network and we wanted to share the results more widely through a day of exchange, debate and sharing.
This day took place on November 22, 2019 and was co-organized byATD Fourth World,INRAE, the contract research officeExp’AU-AgroParisTech Innovation and the associationGarden Seed.


The objectives of this day were threefold:

1. Broadcast and sharethe results of research carried out within the network and in particular those of the Longjumeau project (winner of the 2018 PNA),

2. Bring out shared questionsby the members of the network,

3.To preparea larger symposium in 2020.

You will find the report of the exchanges here:

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Urban agriculture and food insecurity - the first lessons of the health crisis

December 8, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Morning of testimonies and reflections entitled Urban Agriculture and food insecurity, devoted to the first lessons to be learned from the health crisis.
It took place on December 8, 2020 and was co-organized byARS Ile-de-France, the contract research officeExp’AU-AgroParisTech Innovation and the associationGarden Seed.
What emerges from these exchanges is a strong desire to assert all the interest of collective gardens in the city, both for the food aspect and for questions of global health.
This morning also highlighted the importance of logistics, even on limited scales, to continue supplying and distributing various foodstuffs to precarious populations, sometimes unknown to the associations.

Replays of the testimonial morning divided into three videos :

Morning introduction by Fanny Provent, Christine Aubry (AgroParisTech) and Laurence Perrin (ARS Ile-de-France)

Axis 1 - The importance of collective gardens in times of crisis - led by Giulia Giacchè (Exp'AU-AgroParisTech Innovation)

Laurence Baudelet-Stelmacher - Garden Seed Association
Gil Melin - City of Ris-Orangis
Sophie Hege - Country Lands of Lorraine

Axis 2 - Food supply and distribution - led by Alain Jezequel (ReVivre dans le Monde)

Louis Cantuel - Restos from the heart
Huguette Boissonnat - ATD Fourth World
Usman Ishaq - La Chorba Association

Axis 3 - short circuits and group purchases - led by Marc Alphandery (Le labo de l'ESS)

Manon Jaccard - Cocagne network/solidarity baskets
Noémie Pennec - AMAP Ile-de-France network
Aline Di Carlo - VRAC Paris

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