The Food Equity Centre brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and activists to collaborate in developing solutions to inequities in food systems. It addresses the urgent need for research and action towards fairness, justice, and inclusion at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the scale of food insecurity and structural issues that leaves people in poor food environments more vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.
Transformation through interdisciplinarity
The Food Equity Centre is made up of leading actors in food security and social justice including food systems, nutrition, social protection, food sovereignty and the right to food. Through research, knowledge sharing and mutual learning between countries North and South, it will break down silos between researchers, activists and affected communities. The Centre will generate contextualised knowledge and actionable solutions contributing to transformative change that leads to equitable and sustainable food systems globally.
Global collaboration and partnership
The Food Equity Centre combines partners from different global regions and different research and practice traditions working together to address food equity. This includes the Institute of Development Studies (UK); Centre for Food Policy, City University (UK); Programa de Pós-Graduação de Ciências Sociais em Desenvolvimento, Agricultura e Sociedade, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Centre of Excellence in Food Security, African Centre for Cities, and PLAAS (South Africa); and the World Vegetable Centre (Thailand, and global).