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Monday 16th November - Montpellier

Visit of the Mercadis, wholesale market of Montpellier, in presence of its director, Lauro Olivier, and presentation by Luc Lignon, Head of Agribusiness Project for the city of Montpellier and for Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole on the Montpellier public school catering services and prospects across the metropolis.

In French and English. Accessible with registration (limited number of places).

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Tuesday 17 November (9h-18h) - Agropolis International, Montpellier

8h30-9h - Registration and welcome to the participants

Welcoming words by the organisators.

Opening speech by a representative of the Montpellier Méditerrannée Métropole (to be confirmed).

Lecture by Nicolas Bricas, researcher at Cirad and director of the UNESCO chair on world food systems : cities and food today.

Lecture by Paule Moustier, researcher at Cirad : how markets and logistics can be used by city governments as levers for increased food sustainability ?

Lecture by Isabelle Lacourt, Risteco : how public catering can be a lever for changing the food system ?

Lecture by Cecilia Tacoli, IIED : what can cities do for more sustainable urban/rural relationships ?

10h30-11h - Break


11h - Parallel sessions (1st part) > Know more
1.1     Market infrastructure and logistics ;
1.2     Catering services ;
1.3     New types of relationships between cities and rural areas.

Lunch - (included)

14h - Parallel sessions (2nd part) > Know more
2.1     Market infrastructure and logistics ;
2.2     Catering services ;
2.3     New types of relationships between cities and rural areas.

16h-16h30 - Break


16h30-18h - Partnerships des gouvernements locaux urbains pour la construction et la mise en place de politiques alimentaires durables

Presentation of the partners and introduction to the posters. 
Open space to discuss aroud different actions for sustainable food systems.


Evening
diner down town (accessible with registration )


Wednesday 18th November (9h-16h30) - Agropolis International, Montpellier

8h30-9h - Registration and welcome to the participants

9h-11h - Synthesis of the parallel sessions and discussions

Conclusions from the parallel sessions and discussions with the audience and the organising institutions.

Presentation by Corinna Hawkes of the project of IPES Food report on urban food policies.

11h-11h30 - Break

11h30-13h - Final Conference : discussion on the links between levels of governance (local, national, international).

Final Conference of Nango Dambele, Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Food Security in Mali.

Presentation of the Milan urban food policy pact and its perspectives, by Stefania Amato.

Organizers final words.

Lunch (included on registration)

14h30-16h30 Surfood workshop
: workshop on the conceptual frameworks for sustainable urban food policies. This wrokshop is organised in the framework of the Surfood (Sustainable urban food) program initiated by the Montpellier research community and coordinated by the Unesco Chair on world food systems.

Updated: 02 November 2015