The partnership of the project “AlimentAÇÃO! – Short Agri-Food Circuits for the Human Right to Adequate Food” project, funded by the National Rural Network measure/PDR2020, launched today, March 16th, the campaign AlimentAÇÃO! – Local Public Policies for the Right to Adequate Food campaign.
Short Agri-Food Routes and Local Food Systems have recently become even more relevant in our lives, since they allow us to buy fresh products without leaving home or with less travel, thus contributing to revitalising the local economy and supporting family farming. Food is a human right!
In recent years, in Portugal, regulations have been created in line with international treaties and conventions to guarantee the right to food and consolidate them in public policies, an example of which is the creation of the National Food and Nutritional Security Council, among others. But it is important to move from paper to action.
Only with a strong positive perception of the future can the conditions be created for the emergence of new men and women farmers, with creativity and skills to develop models of agricultural production and marketing able to meet food needs at local level and to assume special relevance in the distribution chain. Public policies should not be governed by quotas and market logic, but by the satisfaction of human needs.
More information about the FOOD! project can be found at: www.animar-dl.pt