In July 2021, the MIN market of Rungis will launch a “call for ideas” to involve local players in its “Agoralim” expansion project, north of Paris.
“The project is far from being finalized. We know in which direction we want to go, but we do not know the details yet,” explains Stéphane Layani, CEO of Semmaris.
The project will also include the creation of one or two distribution platforms near the Gonesse Triangle, a 700-hectare area located between the runways of the Bourget airport and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, according to BFM TV.
“What we want to accomplish with Agoralim is a project with several sites, covering the entire value chain, from production to distribution and processing. In total, it will cover 60 to 100 hectares. Our objective is to make the southern part of the Gonesse Triangle as agricultural as possible. We want to turn it into a production center for fruit, vegetable and horticultural crops, focused on agroecology.”
There is also a plan under review for processing activities and a training center dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices in connection with the University of Cergy-Pontoise.