Food and nutrition security policies in Brazil social participation in the

Food and nutrition
security policies in
social participation in the
formulation and monitoring
National policy of FNS –
characteristics and goals
 Strategic and permanent goal
 Wide range of concerns
- From production to nutritional adequacy
- FNS and hunger
 Respecting diversity (regional/ethnic)
Main challenges
 Introducing FNS approach
 Promoting inter-sectoriality
- Intra-government dialogue
- Government - civil society dialogue
 Mobilizing social actors (capabilities)
 Creating institutional spaces - FNS
councils (national, state and municipal levels)
National Council on FNS
 Consultant to the President of the Republic
 Supra-ministerial + civil society majority
Composition (59 members):
i. 17 Ministries of State (Social Development, Education,
Health, Agrarian Development, Agriculture, Fishery, Environment,
Labour, Planning, Economy, Cities, National Integration, Women,
Racial Equality, Human Rights, SG/PR, Ad/PR)
ii. 42 Civil Society Representatives (NGO’s, Social
Movements, Churches and Business)
iii. 15 Observers (Intern. Organ. and other national councils)
National Council on FNS
 President: civil society representative
 3 thematic chambers: Production and
provisioning; Health and nutrition; Programmes for specific groups
 4 working groups: Right to food; Monitoring and
database; National system and framework law; Harvest plan;
 5 permanent comissions: Indigenous people,
Black people, Northeast region, Social mobilization, Relationship
with state councils
National Council on FNS: main themes I
International agenda:
- International agreements
- International actions against hunger and poverty
National provisioning policy
Family farming
Urban agriculture
Genetic resources and agrobiodiversity
Access to water
National Council on FNS: main themes II
Healthy feeding (FLV): family farming +
healthy and sustainable food consumption
Monitoring system of nutritional
condition (children, mothers and pregnant women)
Income transfer programmes
School meal programme
National Council on FNS: main themes III
Special actions for black communities
and indigenous people
Database and monitoring indicators of
food programmes
Implementing the right to food
Building up of a national system on