Project details
Inventory and market potential of regional food in canteens in Haute-Loire


  • Project duration: 2017 - 2018
  • Client: Haute-Loire Department
  • Country or region: France
  • Department(s):
    Supply chains and territories
    Sustainable catering

Project aim:
The French “Département de la Haute-Loire” aims to re-localize food supply on a regional level.

Activities of ECOZEPT:
In this framework and together with Delphine Ducoeurjoly and the environmental organization CPIE du Velay, ECOZEPT undertakes an inventory of regional and organic food and develops a strategy for their use and monitoring in 36 regional canteens (mostly schools). With this objective, ECOZEPT coordinates a public participating process with local actors. We also have created a nomenclature which allows the managers to track their local procurement.
The Departement, among other things, has organized is first professionnal meeting about regional food in catering sector following our recommandations.

Haute-Loire Department

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