AgriParis: Nurturing Sustainable Food Access and Regional Prosperity – Paris, France

Key Insights

  • The establishment of an operator, AgriParis, to ensure the supply of sustainable, healthy, locally sourced and affordable food
  • Providing fair incomes to farmers
  • Ensuring long-term market access


Each year, the City of Paris distributes 30 million meals to various recipients, including children, residents of municipal facilities, employees, and those in need. The Paris Strategy for Sustainable Food set ambitious targets, aims to achieve 100% organic and sustainable catering by 2027, with at least 50% of the food sourced from Paris and its environs. To accomplish these objectives and make Paris’s food system more sustainable and affordable, AgriParis was established as a new organisation by the City of Paris and its collaborators. It has been entrusted with specific missions, and its creation was initiated through two consultation events in 2021. AgriParis will be responsible for implementing the “Paris Strategy for Sustainable Food”, which focuses on providing equitable access to high-quality food while also reducing the environmental impact of food consumption in Paris. This new entity is designed to be a valuable resource for stakeholders in the agri-food sector within the Paris region.




Food Action Cities. (2023, October 15) . AgriParis: Nurturing Sustainable Food Access and Regional Prosperity – Paris, France,  Food Action Cities.

The city of Paris, France  is part of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. 


Market in Paris by derekskey is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Market in Paris by derekskey is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The action and its aims

AgriParis, the newly established operator by the City of Paris and its collaborators, has a mandate to achieve several key objectives. These include ensuring the supply of nutritious, sustainable, regional and affordable food to Paris and its metropolitan area, providing long-term market access and fair incomes to farmers in the Paris region, and reducing the environmental impact associated with the food supply.

When it was introduced

The City of Paris initiated the formation of the operator, AgriParis, through two consultation events in 2021. The first, the Citizen’s Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Food (CCAAD), where the question, “What does eating well mean in 2021?” was posed. The second conference was the Etats Généraux de l’Agriculture et l’Amimentation Durables (EGAAD).

Why it was needed

Each year, the City of Paris provides 30 million meals to a diverse range of recipients, including young children in creches and primary schools, individuals residing in municipal facilities, city employees, and those who are most in need, such as Emeraude and solidarity restaurants. Through the New Sustainable Food Plan, the City of Paris has established ambitious objectives: to achieve 100% organic food, with at least 50% sourced from local short supply chains by 2027.

Who initiated it, who is involved

The AgriParis operator was initiated by the City of Paris. In the development process of AgriParis 50 Parisians, 50 individuals from the Ile-de-France region, and over 500 professionals from the agricultural and food sectors were involved.  The wider consultations included academics, business and local food suppliers and marketers.

Impacts to date

Several City departments are currently collaborating to establish the first initiatives, which will subsequently be handed over to AgriParis. AgriParis is getting support from City departments. Moreover, the City of Paris has a deputy Mayor that specifically focusses on food and agriculture.

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