The Indispensable Territorial Dimension of Food Supply: A View from Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Development (Rome). 2021;64(3-4):282-287. doi: 10.1057/s41301-021-00308-x. Epub 2021 Oct 11.


The research-activists network 'Collective Action on Real Food' analyzed alternative food supply initiatives formed in response and/or expanded due to the pandemic in Brazil and identified more than 260 examples. Despite this dynamism, the policy processes of the UN Food System Summit were not able to-or might not even have tried to-break the mechanisms that make such initiatives politically invisible.

Keywords: Alternative food systems; Food supply dynamics; National pathways; Short circuits; UN food system summit.