What Policies for Food Justice in Portugal?

July 12, 2021, 14h30-16h30 (GMT+1)



The challenge of building fairer, healthier and more sustainable food systems is at the heart of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the European Commission's European Ecological Pact. In Portugal, this challenge is urgent, given the paradox of the high prevalence of food insecurity and obesity in the population, and that eating habits are the second main risk factor for premature death and disability. The food system is also both a cause and a solution to environmental problems and socio-territorial imbalances, particularly in rural areas affected by forest fires and depopulation.

The workshop is organized under the project JUSTFOOD—Food Networks Alternative to Environmental Justice (FCT, number 29355), of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. This project investigates the theme of food justice in the European context, with a special focus on issues of peasant and family agriculture, based on case studies in Portugal and Romania.

With this workshop, it is intended, through a participatory and co-creation methodology, to promote debate and gather contributions for the elaboration of public policy recommendations for food justice in Portugal, in its social, environmental and participatory dimensions from the field to the plate.

[Registration is free, but mandatory]