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Perimeter to protect and enhance the peri-urban agricultural spaces of Cànoes (PAEN)

Périmètre de protection et de mise en valeur des espaces agricoles et naturels périurbains (PAEN) de la prade de Canohès et du plateau agricole attenant

Documentation:

http://www.canohes.fr/fr/projet-d-avenir/paen/

Country/region:

France

Year:

2010

Scope of application:

Municipal

Description:

The Perimeter to protect and enhance the peri-urban agricultural spaces of Cànoes (PAEN, the French acronym for Périmètre de protection et de mise en valeur des espaces agricoles et naturels périurbains) is based on the regional charter of Languedoc-Roussillon to plan and manage agricultural spaces sustainably and is basically aimed at preserving and enhancing the peri-urban area of Cànoes and Pollestres, in the vicinity of Perpignan, favouring the upkeep of agriculture, protection of the environment and conservation of quality landscapes. PAEN allows local stakeholders, professionals and the general public to share means and skills in relation to the area. PAEN establishes the delimitation of the space, the objectives and a programme of actions carried out by local stakeholders that may include generating new agricultural dynamics and diversifying crops, favouring the natural character of uncultivated areas and raising user awareness of the space, among many others.

Source of funding:

Public

Promoting stakeholders:

Town of Cànoes, Perpignan-Mediterranean Municipal Commonwealth (PMCA) and General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales

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