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Jun

27

Tuesday

Food Thinkers: The intersectoral approach to food and nutrition security in Brazil: how it was built and where we stand today

4.30pm

Seminars

Public

With guest speaker Professor Renato Maluf (Professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London)

Chaired by Professor Corinna Hawkes, (Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London)

This Food Thinkers will be an opportunity to learn from the Brazilian experience of building a National Plan for Food and Nutrition Security, focusing on its intersectoral approach.

Professor Renato Maluf (CPDA/UFRRJ), former President of the National Council on Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) in Brazil, will describe how the intersectoral and participatory approach to food and nutrition security in Brazil was built. He will focus on the processes that enhanced civil society participation (through CONSEA) and intergovernmental working (through the Inter-Ministerial Chamber for Food and Nutrition, CAISAN), the challenges of political coherence, and provide insights into the guidelines orienting the national plan and the performance of its main programmes. He will assess the current situation in the context of the dramatic political changes in Brazil in 2016 and provide learnings for the UK context. The discussion will then be opened to the audience for Q&A.

About Professor Renato Maluf

Renato Sérgio Maluf is Professor in the Department of Development, Agriculture and Society (DDAS) and the Graduate Programme of Social Sciences in Agriculture, Development and Society, at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also Coordinator of the Reference Centre on Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security at the University and associate researcher at the Observatory on Public Policies for Agriculture. Renato was President of the Brazilian National Council on Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) (2007-2011), Member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts in Food Security, UN Committee for World Food Security (2010-2014), and has been a Member of the Coordination of the Brazilian Forum for Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security since 1998 and Member of the Chaire UNESCO - Alimentations du Monde, Comité d´Orientation, Montpeliier-France, since 2011. Renato has a PhD in Political Economy from the State University of Campinas, Brazil (1988). In 1996-7 he was a Post-doctoral visiting fellow at Oxford University, and in 2000-01 based at the Centre de Recherches sur le Brésil Contemporain, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Venue:
Room A130, College Buidling. Use entrance on St John Street.

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4.30pm - 6.00pmTuesday 27th June 2017

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK