Conceived by Instituto Comida do Amanhã, and carried out in conjunction with ICLEI South America, the Urban Laboratory for Food Public Policies (LUPPA) arose from the need to support cities to develop and improve their route to the construction of the Policy for Food and Nutrition Security. With the mission to promote the creation of fair, healthy and sustainable food systems, LUPPA was launched in August 2021 and had a 1st edition with concrete results: it has consolidated itself as the largest laboratory of cities in the area of food systems in Brazil. It is currently advancing to its 2nd edition, which runs until June 2023.
The 1st edition of the Laboratory, which took place from November 2021 to January 2022 in virtual format, brought food to the center of the municipal agenda in 23 cities located in 13 Brazilian states: Alvarães (AM), Anchieta (SC), Araraquara (SP), Belém (PA), Bragança (PA), Brejo da Madre de Deus (PE), Caruaru (PE), Contagem (MG), Florianópolis (SC), Jataúba (PE), João Pessoa (PB), Lajedo (PE), Natal (RN), Niterói (RJ), Maracanaú (CE), Petrolina (PE), Porto Alegre (RS), Rio Branco (AC) – award-winning city, Rio Claro (SP), Santarém (PA) , Sobral (CE), Teresina (PI) and Vitória do Xingu (PA).
There were more than 45 hours of activities, including 9 workshops, participatory dynamics and seminars. This work fostered the formation of a network of knowledge and connections on local food policies in Brazil, which already has more than 160 participants. The 1st edition also had the participation of 3 mentor cities – Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Recife – and important partnerships: the Association Mercy For Animals Brasil – Conscious Food Brazil Program; Group of studies, research and practices in food environment and health at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (GEPPAS/UFMG); Humane Society International. LUPPA also has a methodological partnership with Reos Partners Brasil and the support of Instituto Ibirapitanga and Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS).
The lessons learned from this 1st phase were narrated in the LUPPA Notebooks. Due to the importance of strengthening the food systems agenda in the Amazon territory, there is a version that emphasizes the results of Amazonian cities. Click here to access the summary and here to watch the video about the 1st edition of LUPPA.
Call for Partners
In order to enhance the second edition, we invite institutions, coalitions and individuals that invest in actions that have an impact on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDGs 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17, to financially support our second edition.
Does your organization want to act to fight hunger, malnutrition and obesity, while fighting climate change, the environmental impacts of agrifood systems, and unequal access to healthy food? And yet: valuing the role of cities, local governments, and democracy in the construction and monitoring of public policies? Then LUPPA is the project you were looking for. Please see the call in this link here.
The Urban Laboratory for Food Public Policies is a collaborative platform created to facilitate the construction of municipal food policies integrated, participatory and with a systemic approach. Its main objective is to support participating cities to develop and improve their route to the construction of the Policy for Food and Nutrition Security, in addition to giving visibility to actions, programs and municipal achievements in the area.
Conceived by the Instituto Comida do Amanhã, it is carried out jointly with ICLEI South America, with a methodological partnership with Reos Partners Brasil, and has the support of Instituto Ibirapitanga and iCS – Instituto Clima e Sociedade.