It is one of the goals of the World Future Council to bring African delegations to Belo Horizonte so that they can learn about the successful policy framework for food and nutrition security of the Brazilian city on site – because nothing is as convincing as the own experience.
The participants of the first Study Tour of August 2013, among them the Deputy Mayor of Windhoek (Namibia), Mayor of Kitwe (Zambia), Mayor of Kinondoni (District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), and the Mayor of Bangangte (Cameroon), visited key programmes such as subsidized restaurants, the food bank, community gardens, nutrition education programs, school kitchens, etc. and met with Brazilian government officials to discuss governance for food security.
A second Study Tour in February 2015 focused on further supporting the Namibian cities of Windhoek and Walvis Bay in adapting and implementing solutions from Belo Horizonte. An interdisciplinary team of different departments of the City of Windhoek, as well as the Mayor of Walvis Bay, deepened their understanding of the necessary technical and legal requirements of the food and nutrition security framework.