The project was advised by the Instituto Comida do Amanhã, which starts the second stage of the LUPPA, involving selected city halls in Brazil
The Instituto Comida do Amanhã [Food for Tomorrow Institute] (ICA), with the support of iCS, has carried out two training projects for sustainable and healthy food: a broader one, with the participation of several city halls (LUPPA) and another one aimed at a specific municipality, with the assistance of strict selection criteria. Rio Branco (AC) was the first city to receive the benefit and is now profiting from this effort.
Juliana Tângari, Director of the Comida do Amanhã, recalled during a meeting of the new edition of LUPPA, alongside Neiva Tassinari, Municipal Secretary of Planning for Rio Branco, and Francine Lemos, the other Director of ICA, the reason why the capital of Acre was chosen for specific advice on the construction of the Food and Nutritional Security Plan, which is something that involved no other city from LUPPA. “When we were designing the Laboratory, one thing that we noticed was this absence of cities in the North region working on the construction of a plan with this systemic vision. Not that we had many examples in Brazil as a whole, but there were some ongoing agendas in some places, but not in the North region. At the same time, there is no way to discuss the food system in Brazil without including the Amazon.”
Rio Branco was also one of the five Brazilian cities selected to participate in the European Union Dialogue project, which aims at responsibility and commitment to food safety policies.