Our Food Security programme focuses on policy solutions that secure the right to healthy, safe and sufficient food. We work to enhance South-South cooperation in this area. We connect policy-makers with international experts, and advise them on innovative, pioneering initiatives from different parts of the world that have proven successful in fighting hunger and malnutrition.
One of our main focuses is spreading the exemplary model of the Brazilian city Belo Horizonte (Winner of the Future Policy Award 2009) to cities of southern Africa. As a result of our study tours and workshops for African mayors and food security experts, we started in 2013 a cooperation with government representatives of Namibia. Currently elements of the Brazilian model are being transferred to the country’s capital, with already some impressive first impacts. Thanks to our support, Belo Horizonte and Windhoek have also signed an international cooperation agreement in 2015. In March 2017 we published with the City of Windhoek a study on best practices, in order to help spread urban agriculture.