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Food Equity

Food redistribution and social protection mechanisms in São Paulo city during Covid-19

14 June 2022 13:00–14:00

The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened growing global warnings of hunger and food insecurity. The related negative impacts are expected to last a long time, since in addition to issues inherent to health, there was an increase in unemployment rates and loss of income for individuals, added to the increase in food prices.

Considering this context and the impacts of Covid-19, new initiatives emerged to join efforts in the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Empirically, it was possible to observe the functioning of different food redistribution organizational models in the city of São Paulo during Covid-19 governed by the public sector (administered by the municipal government), private sector and third sector (NGOs).

The understanding of the donation chain which engages multiple stakeholders can generate mutual learning and policies to make social protection accessible to all those who need it. It is needed to build a broader and more integrated vision of the operation of food redistribution systems and how these systems will continue to operate in order to overcome social inequities, at least in relation to the fulfilment of the fundamental human right. access to adequate food, reflecting the post-Covid-19 Brazilian experience.


Luciana Vieira is a Professor of Management of Sustainable Operations at Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV/EAESP, Brazil. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading. She was a Visiting Fellow at King’s College London and the Institute of Development Studies, and is a collaborator with IDS and the University of Toronto on the Transatlantic Partnership project ‘Building Back Better from Below’. She is currently coordinating a research project on food redistribution sponsored by FAPESP. She is also coordinating an international cooperation programme sponsored by CAPES PRINT on multi-stakeholder and global value chains.

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