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Publication | 15 October 2021

Food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges in a post-pandemic world

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The authors of this book delve into the diagnoses, but above all, they propose solutions, conceived from the Latin American and Caribbean experience, in dialogue with the vast and sometimes cacophonous world debate on agriculture and food. These are not simple or univocal solutions, because unfortunately, the nature of the issue calls for strategies that cover different dimensions and engage all segments of our societies.

The book contains 10 chapters:

CHAPTER 1: The transformation of food systems: A planetary challenge

CHAPTER 2: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply and demand of food products in Latin America and the Caribbean

CHAPTER 3: Hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition and food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

CHAPTER 4: The role of institutional, technological and financial innovation in the transformation of food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the COVID-19

CHAPTER 5: The Chilean food labelling law: A first step against a silenced pandemic

CHAPTER 6: Analysis of the main trends in food regulations and policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil case study

CHAPTER 7: Territories, cities and food systems: A strategic vision. Mexico case study

CHAPTER 8: Formation of resilient agrifood territories through cooperation and co-management processes. Colombia case study

CHAPTER 9: Digitization of the food system in Latin America and the Caribbean: State of the art, trends and challenges

CHAPTER 10: The importance of consumers in food systems