The current context of development cooperation is characterized by the transition from emergency food aid to efforts to develop national programmes on access to food, redefine the strategies of international organizations and strengthen ties between agriculture, nutrition and social protection – some of them with a focus on building national programmes capable of linking access to food production. External and internal factors in Brazil are resulting in growing attention to Brazilian food and nutritional security programmes (PAA and PNAE) in global policy spaces and similar programmes being adopted in African countries. Due to the institutional specificities of Brazilian South-South cooperation, these programmes are implemented through trilateral arrangements with international organizations. To analyze the potentials and challenges of “policy transfer” in this sector and possible paths for strengthening South-South cooperation, this article will explore the lessons learned thus far in the implementation of these programmes.

Authors: Mariana Santarelli and Bianca Suyama

Santarelli, M; and B. Suyama (2016) Brazilian food and nutritional security in Africa: Planting seeds in unfamiliar soil. In Social Protection for Sustainable Development: Dialogues between Africa and Brazil. Rio de Janeiro: UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre)


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