Promoting Better Food Systems in Latin America and Around the World


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Promoting Better Food Systems in Latin America and Around the World

Por: Ethos Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas

At the World Food Summit 2018, José Luis Chicoma spoke about using public-private partnerships to promote better food systems and sustainable development in Latin America.

Held in Copenhagen on August 30 and 31, the objective of the World Food Summit 2018 was to propose solutions and best practices for a sustainable food system that is able to provide a healthier life for the world’s population.

José Luis Chicoma, Executive Director of Ethos, participated in this event alongside experts, academics, and representatives from the international private and public sector to discuss topics such as nutritional education, food technology, deforestation, food waste, health, and sustainability. The session titled “Organizations for Healthy and Sustainable Nutrition” featured an overview of 24 Danish policies that have been implemented as a way to change food consumption.  

Mr. Chicoma participated in this session with his talk “Using Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Better Food Systems and Sustainable Development in Latin America.” During the session, organized by the Nordic Food Policy Lab, Mr. Chicoma presented case studies from Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru as examples of particular solutions for local contexts around the world. One of the questions raised during the session was the importance of adapting each possible solution and policy to the different realities of countries around the world.

Other topics discussed during the two-day event included the key to good nutrition and how to sustainably use resources to reduce food waste. Attendees also exchanged solutions to benefit health, the environment, and economic growth.

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