How can we make food systems more sustainable and ensure better access to healthy nutrition for everyone? This question was at the core of Welthungerhilfe's project "Advocacy for the human right to food and promotion of local sustainable food systems".
Together with partner organisations the project was implemented in La Paz, Bolivia and Huánuco, Peru in 2019 and 2021. This meant that most of the activities were carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and restrictions in the two countries. Although this affected the planning and implementation, the pandemic also meled to increased awareness of the need to advocate for more local and sustainable food systems to ensure the right to food. As a consequence of the pandemic, the state of hunger in Peru went back to levels of six years previously and the need for short food circuits became more evident.
The project also led to a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the local food systems and the systemic approach both by the Welthungerhilfe office and its partners. We would like to present the most important lessons learned from the project.
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