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Food labelling, policy networks and policy change in Brazil

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

5 Feb food-penci Part of International Development and Emerging Economies Seminars

Speaker: Luciana Vieira (Getulio Vargas Foundation)

Abstract: this talk presents the current status of food and nutrition policies in Brazil. It proposes a mixed-methods analysis to describe the policy deliberation process related to food and nutritional security in Brazil, specifically labelling and food re-distribution.  

As the research design adopts a multi-stakeholder approach, it combines participatory observation, semi-structured interviews and a mini-survey applied to stakeholders in the whole network.  

The identification of the most influential stakeholder in a social network analysis shows how the private sector has been leading the debate considering its power positioning and concentration level.  

The methodology expands the wide interplay amongst the most diverse stakeholders beyond the traditional and vertical approach to food supply chain in public policy deliberation. Empirically, it distinguishes economic interests of the food industry and retail in food governance from nutritional governance and highlights recent changes in the Brazilian institutional environment. 

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About the speaker

Luciana Vieira holds a PhD in Agricultural and Food Economics by the University of Reading and is a Professor at Department of Production and Operations Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Her research focuses on global value chains and sustainable food systems. She currently holds an Advanced Fellowship from the British Academy working with Dr Andres Mejia Acosta on the role of the private sector on food and nutrition policies in Brazil. 

At this event

Andrés Mejía Acosta

Andrés Mejía Acosta

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of Emerging Markets


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