Debate Series

Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition - HRtAFN

5, 19, 26 de julho; 6, 13, 20 de setembro; 15, 18 de outubro | 2021 || 14h30-17h30 (GMT+1)

Online event


Debate | Adequate Food as a Human Right: the question of hunger, entitlement and hunger for rights

5 July 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)

Flávio Valente, MD, member of the Josué de Castro Network, associate researcher at the Department of Nutrition, UFPE, affiliated faculty at the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Syracuse University, New York-USA

Elizabetta Recine, Professor and member of the Public Policy Observatory on Food and Nutritional Security at the National University of Brasilia-UNB, member of the Organising Committee of the People's Conference on Sovereignty and Food and Nutritional Security (Brazil), Former President of the National Council on Food and Nutritional Security (Brazil)

Míriam Balestro, Magistrate of the Public Ministry of Brazil, retired, member of the Brazilian Research Network on Sovereignty and Food and Nutritional Security, Director of Articulation of FIAN Brazil, member of the Alliance for Adequate and Healthy Food (Brazil) and post-doctoral fellow at CES-UC

Moderator: Westei Martins Conde, Magistrate of the Public Ministry of Pernambuco-Brazil in the area of Human Rights

Debate | Transnational agri-food companies: time to «pull no punches»
19 July 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Valéria Burity, lawyer, Master in Legal Sciences from the Federal University of Paraíba and Secretary General of FIAN Brazil

Manoela Carneiro Roland, Associate Professor of International Law, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Editor-in-Chief of Homa Pública - International Journal on Human Rights and Business

Paula Johns, Sociologist and Master in International Development Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark, General Director of ACT Health Promotion, Former President of the Board of Directors of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), member of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Adequate and Healthy Food -Brazil

Debate | Challenges on the menu: pesticides, GMOs, deforestation and climate change
26 July 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Leomar Daroncho, Attorney of the Public Ministry of Labor-Br and former Director-General of the Public Ministry of Labor, writer and lecturer on the topic of pesticides

Glenn Makuta, Biologist, Slow Food-Brazil Network liaison and food activist

Leonardo Melgarejo, Agronomic Engineer, former representative of the Ministry of Agrarian Development at CTNbio-Brazil, collaborator of the Permanent Campaign Against Pesticides and for Life, Professor of the Professional Specialization Course in Agroecosystems at the Federal University of Santa Catarina-BR, has expertise in evaluating biorisks with GMOs.

Moderators: Sara Rocha and Lúcia Fernandes (CES-UC)

Debate | Ultra-processed food, obesity and chronic diseases. Who set this table?
6 September 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Janine Giuberti Coutinho, Coordinator of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Programme of the Brazilian Consumer Defence Institute-IDEC, PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Brasília-UNB (to be confirmed)

Inês Rugani Ribeiro de Castro, Associate Professor of the Institute of Nutrition, Rio de Janeiro State University-UFRJ, Coordinator of the Food and Nutrition Center of UFRJ, member of the Steering Committee of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health - ABRASCO and representative of ABRASCO in the National Center of the Alliance for Adequate and Healthy Food

Renata Levy, scientific researcher at the Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo-USP, collaborator researcher of the Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health at USP.  She is active in the areas of collective health, nutritional epidemiology, food consumption, dietary surveys, food environment and sustainability. She was recognized by the British Institute Clarivate Analytics as one of the most influential scientists in the world in 2019.

Moderator: Silvia Rodríguez Maezo (CES-UC)

Debate | Sustainable Food Systems: the contributions of Agroecology to the achievement of the SDGs (Agenda 2030)
13 September 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Maria Emília Pacheco, Anthropologist, Former President of the National Council for Food and Nutritional Security, member of the Brazilian Forum for Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security-FBASSAN, researcher and member of the National Articulation of Agroecology-Brazil;

João Pedro Stédile, Economist, leader of Via Campesina and the Landless Rural Workers Movement

Boaventura Monjane, researcher at PLAAS, South Africa, Mozambican social activist and journalist

Moderator: Sérgio Pedro (CES-UC)

Debate | Popular Participation and Diversity: food beyond the plate
20 September 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Irio Conti, philosopher, theologian and sociologist, former member of Consea Nacional-BR, founder and former President of FIAN Brazil, former President of FIAN International, researcher at the Núcleo de Pesquisa em Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional da UFRGS, former President Director and Popular Educator at the Centro de Educação e Assessoramento Popular-CEAP

Inara do Nascimento Tavares, Indigenous of Raposa Serra do Sol, Professor of Collective Indigenous Health at the Insikiran Institute for Indigenous Higher Education at the Federal University of Roraima, member of the Thematic Group on Indigenous Health of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health - ABASCO, member of the Brazilian Articulation of Indigenous People - ABIA, doctoral student in the postgraduate programme in Social Sciences 

Rita Serra, CES-UC

Moderator: Marcelo Sgarbossa (LAPPUS)

Debate | Food in the School Environment: Defending Rights and Promoting Health
15 October 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Kelly Alves, PhD in Collective Health, member of ACT Brazil and articulator of the Alliance for Adequate and Healthy Food (Brazil)

Mariana Santarelli, Human Rights Reporter of Plataforma DHESCA Brasil

Larissa Mendes, Federal University of Minas Gerais, UC, School Feeding Researcher

Moderator: Patrícia Branco (CES-UC)

Debate | Food Security in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic: Prospects on the horizon
18 October 2021, 14h30-17h30 (GMT)


Iyá Vera Soares, Militante histórica do movimento negro e da luta pela sobrevivência dos povos tradicionais.Coordenadora executiva do Fórum Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional dos Povos Tradicionais de Matriz Africana do Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Conselheira Executiva do CONSEA-RS.

Renato Maluf, Economista, Professor titular do Departamento de Desenvolvimento, Agricultura e Sociedade e membro permanente do Programa de Pós-graduação de Ciências Sociais em Desenvolvimento, Agricultura e Sociedade da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro-CPDA/UFRRJ, ex-Presidente do Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional -Brasil

Juliano Sá, Presidente do CONSEA-RS e integrante do Comitê Gaúcho de emergência no Combate à Fome.

Moderadora: Míriam Balestro (CES)