Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to complete this questionnaire, to help us understand your needs, desires and wishes for sustainable food in your neighborhood.

Nourrir La Diversité - Google Forms

We would like to thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to complete this questionnaire, thus helping us understand what your needs, wants and desires are in terms of sustainable food in your neighbourhood.

Feeding the Diversity - Google Forms


On the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Jura, the Salève and the Alps, Geneva is Switzerland's second most populous city after Zurich, and the capital of the canton of Geneva. Enjoying a unique location and covering an area of 1,589 hectares / 15.89 Km2 (excluding the lake), the city of Geneva is crossed by the Rhône, into which the Arve flows, and is divided into two banks:

  • The Left Bank: home to the Old Town, the cantonal offices, the Grand Théâtre and the main shopping streets;
  • The right bank: home to the train station and airport, as well as international organizations such as the UN in Geneva.

In the heart of Europe, Geneva, also known as the "City of Calvin", has been a place of refuge and exchange for centuries. Indeed, even before the spiritual project of the 15th century that led to the Reformation, Geneva had already achieved international renown as a center of commerce, with the development of fairground activities and the growing importance of banking in parallel.

When it comes to diplomacy and the peaceful resolution of conflicts around the world, Geneva has been a place of negotiation and reflection since the 19th century. The founding of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 preceded the foundation of international humanitarian law and the ensuing conventions on the protection of human rights. At the Paris Conference in 1919, Geneva was designated as the headquarters of the League of Nations (League).  

Since 1945, Switzerland has been the European headquarters of the United Nations, with agencies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Telecommunications Agency (ITU) all headquartered in Geneva.

Geneva is a world leader in commodities trading, with over five hundred trading companies based or represented here, as well as in private wealth management (27% of the world's private offshore wealth and over half of the foreign capital invested in the country). Ranked among the world's top 10 cities for quality of life, Geneva is also known as one of the world's most expensive.

With French as its official language, the city of Geneva had 204,946 inhabitants on December 31, 2022, representing a population density of 12,898 inhabitants per km2 according to statistics from the Republic and Canton of Geneva. 100,832 people (holders of L, B and C permits, asylum seekers and international civil servants) are of foreign origin in Geneva, i.e. almost 50% of the city's population.

The city of Geneva is divided into eight (8) major districts, including :

According to the 1847 Constitution, which enshrines Geneva's communal status, a 41-member City Council elects an Administrative Council of 5 magistrates for a five-year term. Since June 01, 2023, Mr. Alfonso GOMEZ, the city's new mayor for one year, has committed to "... continuing to work on the ground for a sustainable, ecological and united Geneva " Food for local residents will be one of the main themes during his twelve-month term of office.

City map


The Nourrir La Diversité project has been well received by the City of Geneva. Indeed, as food is at the heart of the new mayor's mandate, gathering information on the eating habits of local residents, their desires and needs, and documenting this information is of the utmost importance. This first phase of the project in this city is therefore timed to coincide with Mr. Alfonso GOMEZ's year as mayor, i.e. from June 01, 2023 to May 31, 2024.

In collaboration with Geneva's departments, associations and neighborhood associations, fieldwork will be carried out during this period in the city's eight major neighborhoods: Acacias Bâtie, Champel, Eaux vives Cité, Grottes Saint Gervais, Pâquis Sècheron, Plainpalais Jonction, Saint Jean Charmilles and Servette Petit Saconnex. By participating in or organizing events (urban banquets, fairs, debates, animations...), information will be collected on the theme of accessibility to healthy, sustainable, quality food in Geneva through interviews, recordings of testimonials, the dedicated website and social networks. The data will then be processed and the results made available in a variety of formats.

Please consult theAgenda to find out more about the Nourrir La Diversité project in Geneva.

Nourrir La Diversité project at Petit Saconnex on June 03, 2023

Nourrir La Diversité project at FestiTerroir: August 18-20, 2023


Available soon