Food Procurement as an Instrument to Promote Local Food Systems: Exploring a Brazilian Experience

Ricardo Serra Borsatto, André De Camargo Macedo, Leandro De Lima Santos, Wolney Felippe Antunes Junior & Vanilde Ferreira Souza-Esquerdo
Public food procurement is becoming more relevant among policymakers as a tool capable of supporting family farming, encouraging sustainable farming practices, and promoting rural development. Brazil is recognized as one of the first countries to develop national policies based on food demands from its public facilities to support family farming. Previous research has already demonstrated several positive impacts of programs based on public food procurement that establish new institutional markets aimed at the poorest family...
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