Learn more about CONSEA, Brazil’s Groundbreaking National Council for Food and Nutrition Security this Friday at Ryerson University

Photo: Elizabetta Recine, Former President of CONSEA Brazil, at Food Secure Canada's 10th Assembly. Credit: Nadia Zhang
Photo: Elizabetta Recine, Former President of CONSEA Brazil, at Food Secure Canada’s 10th Assembly. Credit: Nadia Zhang

CONSEA is a civil society-led National Council for Food and Nutrition Security in Brazil. It was an advisory body to the national government, and instrumental in a number of innovative food policies, such as a program for direct procurement of food from family farmers, and improvements in the National School Food program.

On January 1, 2019, CONSEA was abolished by the newly installed government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

The Betinho Project* at Ryerson University invites you for a presentation entitled Brazil’s National Council for Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA): an instrument of democracy threatened by Andhressa Fagundes. Dr. Fagundes is a PhD nutritionist and Professor at the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil. She works with the themes of Food and Nutrition Security and Public Health Nutrition, and she’s currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University.

This presentation will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 3 pm @ Kerr Hall West room 362(KHW-362), Ryerson University (https://www.ryerson.ca/maps/)

*The Betinho Project is named after a Brazilian human rights and food activist. The Betinho Project aims to promote food security and participatory, democratic processes.

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