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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 prog ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 19th 2018 by University of California Press
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This book contains a bit of everything, science, policy, politics, philosophy, and a Matrix (movie) analogy. It's well worth the read if you are into issues of hunger, food justice/food sovereignty, and agroecology. Much of the book is based on Jahi's research in Brazil, and the benefits from social programs targeting family farms. I was introduced to the MSA model for projecting policy success. Also, there is a heavy reliance on Cecilia Rocha's 5 As, which is great because they are important fo ...more
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