On 25 March 2022, the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (Idec) and the Latin American and Caribbean Nutrition and Health Community of Practice (COLANSA) held a webinar on “Food Systems: debating advances and paths for Latin America.”
The event marked the launch of new report: a transition agenda for healthy and sustainable food systems in Brazil, the result of a year of work and research by Idec with strategic partners. The report brings a series of recommendations and paths to encourage healthier and more sustainable ways of producing, distributing and consuming food. Divided into five dimensions – business, supply and demand, ecological, health and governance – the publication presents 52 recommendations for changes that must be made–and how to make them–to transform the way food is produced, distributed, offered and consumed.
Also presented were the main results of new research on food systems carried out by the State and Society Studies Centre of Argentina, and Universidad Alfonso Ibáñez, in Chile, partners of Idec in Latin America. The discussion that followed included proposals for pathways to build healthier and more sustainable models of food production, distribution and consumption in the Latin American region.
The launch was attended by representatives of civil society, governmental organizations, governments and the academy, and was carried out with support from the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC) and the Wellcome Trust.