Food and nutritional insecurity is simultaneously a cause and effect of poverty, and it is linked to multiple dimensions of development.

Access to safe, healthy and nutritious food at affordable prices is a challenge for a large part of the world population,
even more so considering population growth and power imbalances in the agri-food system, which have contributed to an increase in food insecurity in the world. This is aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of the population, aggravated factors of inequality and clearly left many behind. In this context, the response to the phenomenon of hunger becomes a moral, political, economic and social imperative for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the construction of fairer and more sustainable agri-food systems is crucial for this purpose.

The Policy Paper: Development and Food and Nutrition Security – Perspectives and (in)coherence by Patricia Magalhães Ferreira analyses some of the main challenges and (in)coherences in linking food and nutrition security and development.

Since the concept of development is increasingly linked to improving the well-being and living conditions of current and future generations (which includes protecting our Common Home), the focus is not only on eliminating inconsistencies, but also on more comprehensive and integrated approaches that have a transformative effect, that respond to people’s aspirations for a dignified life and that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This study was elaborateded in the framework of the #CoherenceInThePresidency project and is also supported by the GoEAThical – Our Food. Our Future project.

Read it here.

The #CoherenceInThePresidency – Advocacy for Global Development project is implemented by the FEC – Fundação Fé e Cooperação, IMVF and the CIDSE network, and co-financed by Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P. (Portuguese Cooperation).

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