Future Policy Award 2009
Celebrating the world's best laws to tackle hunger
One billion people are suffering from hunger around the world. This is why the Future Policy Award 2009 celebrated successful policies for Food Security and the Human Right to Food. Policies were nominated that create fair and sustainable food systems, working towards ensuring access to adequate food for all citizens.
Winner Future Policy Award 2009
Belo Horizonte Food Security Programme 1993, Brazil
"...as the world's most comprehensive policy that tackles hunger immediately and secures a healthy food supply for the future."
Tuscan Regional Law 2004 on the Protection and Promotion of Heritage of Local Breeds and Varieties of Interest to Farming, Animal Husbandry and Forestry
Urban Agriculture, Cuba
The City that Beat Hunger
Watch our short documentary "The City that Beat Hunger" to learn about the comprehensive Belo Horizonte Food Security Programme and its effects.
This brochure presents the World Future Council's Future Policy Award. The award 2009 was presented to the Food Security Programme of the Brazilian city Belo Horizonte. Learn more about the programme and other good practices securing food for all in the Future Policy Award 2009 Brochure.
The first Future Policy Award was presented by the World Future Council at Hamburg’s historic town hall on October 1, 2009. The Future Policy Award recognizes international policies that promote sustainability and justice – this year the award acknowledges successful policies in the area of food security.
Guests from the political, science, arts and culture societies witnessed the presentation of the 2009 Future Policy Award to the food security programme of the city of Belo Horizonte. This policy ensures the Right to Food for everyone. One of the many significant improvements is that the child mortality rate decreased by 60% within a decade of the programme's initiation in 1993!
The award was presented to Patrus Ananias, Brazil’s Minister for Social Development and the Fight against Hunger, by WFC councillor Hafsat Abiola-Costello after the laudatio by Count Hans-Christof von Sponeck, former UN Assistant Secretary General.
The Senator for Science and Research and honorary councillor of the World Future Council, Dr. Herlind Gundelach, welcomed the 250 guests in the town hall’s large ballroom.