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Food and Nutrition Security Governance in Brazil: The Role of Learning Environments

Camilo Lozano Torres, visiting Scholar from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Wednesday 5th June 2013 - 4:00pm
Glamorgan Building Room 0.85

This presentation will focus on Camilo's research as a Marie Curie Fellow on the PUREFOOD program.

What happens nowadays in Brazil in the area of social development and food an nutrition security is of international interest for two main reasons: Brazil is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and much of this achievement is credited to innovative food policies and governance frameworks.

Camilo argues that what underlines these processes is the creation of learning environments at multiple levels and scales. This learning-based approach to governance permits structural coupling in national programs for food and nutrition security.

At the local level, reflexive modes of governance permit different strategies that support learning by exploring experiments.