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Mixing food with politics: how COVID-19 exposed inequalities in Brazil’s food supply chain

Jones, Gareth A., Ikemura Amaral, Aiko and Nogueira-Teixeira, Mara Nogueira (2020) Mixing food with politics: how COVID-19 exposed inequalities in Brazil’s food supply chain. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (19 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The impact of the coronavirus crisis on livelihoods and prices has limited access to food in Brazil, particularly for those on lower incomes. Supply chains that fail to cover the “last mile” into poor urban communities are a significant part of the problem, and impressive community initiatives to meet nutritional needs are not enough to bridge that gap. So far the issue of food security has been used by the current government mainly for political point-scoring, but there are real steps that it could take to achieve a more resilient, fairer, and healthier food system, write Gareth A. Jones (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre), Aiko Ikemura Amaral (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre), and Mara Nogueira (Birkbeck, University of London) as part of a series of blogs linked to their British Academy-funded project Engineering Food: infrastructure exclusion and “last mile” delivery in Brazilian favelas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 13:27
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 23:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105446

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