• Right to Food: Lessons learned in Brazil (+)

    In 2002, the Brazilians chose former union leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as their president, bringing a key ingredient into the country’s fight against hunger. In order to achieve success, it was required that Brazilian society and government focus on the same goal – realizing the right to adequate food and food security. Food security was elevated to the level of the presidential cabinet in order to facilitate inter-sectoral operations and to bring ministers together around the same table. This case study focuses on Brazil’s Zero Hunger Programme (Fome Zero) and shows how one nation is confronting hunger.