Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Role of Local Governance in Urban Food Security

11 December 2018. For 25 years, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been an unsung hero in the fight against food insecurity. As Dr. M. Jahi Chappell put it, “The course to universal food security will never run smooth[ly], but steps forward have and can be made. Belo Horizonte has walked a bit farther down the path than most.”

This webinar explored a number of issues:
  • What special role can municipal governments play in food security, compared to regional, national, and international governments?
  • What enables government institutions to maintain their commitments to food security over the long-term?
  • How can U.S. development policymakers best support local governance?
Panelists:
  • Olivier de Schutter Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Secretary 
  • Maíra Colares Secretary for Social Assistance, Food Security and Citizenship, Belo Horizonte 
  • Chris Shepherd-Pratt Policy Team Lead, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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