Beginning to End Hunger

Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond

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Synopsis

Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world's most successful food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded in 1993, Belo Horizonte has sharply reduced malnutrition, leading it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil's renowned Zero Hunger programs. The secretariat's work with local family farmers shows how food security, rural livelihoods, and healthy ecosystems can be supported together. In this convincing case study, M. Jahi Chappell establishes the importance of holistic approaches to food security, suggests how to design successful policies to end hunger, and lays out strategies for enacting policy change. With these tools, we can take the next steps toward achieving similar reductions in hunger and food insecurity elsewhere in the developed and developing worlds.

Learn more about Jahi and his work on his personal website.

Book information

ISBN: 9780520293090
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.8098151
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 376g
Height: 150mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 19mm