Friday 4th December 2020
10:00 am VET (9:00 am Colombia and 14:00 GMT) Language: Spanish
The world produces enough food so that every person on the planet can be fed. Prof. Alejandro Gutiérrez (El Universal, 2020) reminds us though, that due to unequal income distribution, there are many millions who do not have access to sufficient levels of food to sustain themselves or maintain good levels of health. Increasing awareness around the food poverty problem has led to it becoming a central element of policies aimed at achieving food security. In Latin America, for food security to be realized it will require sustained economic growth over time as the links between growth and reduce poverty as well known. Increasing economic levels alone are not, however, enough. Food security will also require the reduction of all forms of inequality. Especially those related to the distribution of income if we are to ensure that the most vulnerable and impoverished are to benefit from growth (Gutiérrez, 2020).
In this third webinar in the series organized by the emerging chapter of ASAP Venezuela, Prof. Alejandro Gutiérrez and Dr. Diego Zambrano will talk about the relationship between food security and poverty, centering on Latin America and the current severe food crisis in Venezuela.
We invite you to join us for this critical and lively discussion.
VENEZUELA: CRISIS, POVERTY AND FOOD SECURITY
- Prof. Alejandro Gutiérrez. University of Los Andes, Venezuela
POVERTY IN VENEZUELA AND LATIN AMERICA
- Dr. Diego Zambrano. Florida International University, USA
Register here: https://bit.ly/32K4O3X