Belo Horizonte – the City that beat Hunger

This movie features the 2009 Future Policy Award winner – the food programme of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. An inspiration to other developing countries looking for solutions to ensure to food security and eliminate hunger.”…as the world’s most comprehensive policy that tackles hunger immediately and secures a healthy food supply for the future.”

“The city of Belo Horizonte is a world pioneer in the governance for food security. Its Municipal Law No. 6.352, 15/07/1993 set out a policy framework that is committed to the concept of food sovereignty: the right of peoples to adequate food, to define their own food and agricultural policies and trade in such a manner as to secure sustainable development… Result: Hunger has been almost eliminated for the cost of less than 10 million USD per year, just 2% of the city’s annual budget” World Future Council.

Website: World Future Council

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