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Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT: Local Food Systems to Inform New Policy – Case Studies from Colombia and Vietnam

  • Published on October 7, 2021
The Alliance Bioversity International and CIAT’s offices in Cali, Colombia and Hanoi, Vietnam carried out projects that aimed at implementing a systems approach to address food systems challenges. While the initiatives took place in two entirely different regions of the world - with their unique socio-economic profiles, cultural backgrounds and political dynamics – a common playbook emerged.
In Cali, the main result was Cali’s food policy approved by the city council in December 2019. It aimed at contributing to food and nutritional security and
sovereignty through 6 strategic axis: food supply, food access, adequate and sufficient consumption, food quality and safety, biological use, knowledge
management and promotion. In Vietnam, through the use of the “profile”, stakeholders have jointly identified the top three issues as well as their respective solutions to address them in each site. In parallel, the actors that have a direct or indirect role to play in the resolution of the food systems issues were identified.

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