Campinas works to integrate food systems in disaster resilience action planning

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Campinas integra sus sistemas alimentarios en la planificación de acciones de resiliencia a desastres

The city of Campinas, Resilience Hub of MCR2030, held a workshop for the implementation of the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Food System Resilience Addendum on 27 June.

The UNDRR tool assesses how resilient a city’s food systems are, considering that they are essential to face emergencies and ensure the continuous availability of safe and healthy food to the population before, during and after a disaster. The Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021 defined food systems as the entire range of actors involved in the production, processing, distribution, consumption, and disposal of food products originating from agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industries, and the broader economic, societal, and natural environments in which they are embedded.  

Campinas has thereby improved its understanding of its surge capacity, identified key areas of vulnerability for the strengthening of its food security against disasters, and work in a multisectoral manner for the efficient allocation of resources and design of preventive and corrective measures to mitigate food-related risks.

The workshop was held by the Resilience Centre of Campinas (CRDC), coordinated by the Civil Defence in partnership with the Municipal Health Secretariat, as well as representatives from the University of Campinas and Municipal Secretariats for Social Assistance, Persons with Disability and Human Rights, Environment and Sustainable Development, Economic Development and Innovation, and Education.  

“The Scorecard is important to identify gaps and opportunities and set in the direction of evidence-based decision making and the importance of promoting systemic actions with the participation of various actors in food systems.”

Anne Dutra, Coordinator of Food Inspection at the Department of Health Surveillance (Devisa) of the Municipal Health Secretariat, and facilitator of the workshop. 

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