An event brings together representatives from different states, civil society and government who define proposals to tackle malnutrition and to guarantee human rights

Democratizing the discussion about how climate change needs to be integrated into the agenda of Food and Nutritional Security and the Human Right to Adequate Nutrition. This was the main objective of the Free Conference about Food Security and Climate Change, which took place on October 20, organized by the Observatory of Food and Nutritional Security Policies at the University of Brasília (OPSAN/UnB), the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc), the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), and the Ministry of Development and Social Assistance, Family and Fight Against Hunger (MDS). Tatiana Oliveira, with a PhD in political science and a political advisor at Inesc, highlighted the importance of agriculture in the political debate about Food and Nutritional Security.

At the conclusion, three referral proposals received the most votes:

(1) Insert the assessment of climate impact as a conditioning criterion in the process of analysis and grant of credits arising from the financing of public resources (Harvest Plans and agricultural credits) for the production of agricultural commodities and animal proteins.

(2) Creation of a SISAN fund to encourage the carrying out of territorial research to complement existing evidence in order to create subsidies for decision makers and society in the construction of effective SAN proposals for each territory.

(3) Strengthen spaces of social participation and coordinate and incorporate the knowledge of traditional peoples and communities for the development of actions to mitigate climate change, considering climate education as a tool starting in the school environment and extending it to others.

The proposals were sent to Consea (the National Council for Food and Nutritional Security) to be included in the list of proposals that will be debated at the 6th National Conference of Food and Nutritional Security, which will take place in Brasília, between December 11-14, 2023.

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