SMART commitment: 
Commitment 1 - Pillar 1 – Sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets
SMART commitment details: 

The first Pillar of the Decade highlights the causal relationship between sustainable food systems and healthy eating. It reinforces the importance of investment and public policies that integrate nutrition, food and agriculture policies, strengthening local food production and processing, especially by family farmers. Many of the targets contained in Challenge 3 of the 2nd PLANSAN2016-2019: Promoting the production of healthy and sustainable food, the structuring of family farming and the strengthening of agroecology-based production systems are in response to the ICN2 Recommendations relating to Pillar 1. This Pillar also dialogues directly with PLANSAN 2 Challenge 4: Promoting the supply and regular and permanent access by the Brazilian population to adequate and healthy food. These Challenges are anchored in the premise that healthy and sustainable food systems are those that conceive of a sustainable model right from food production, the commercialization and supply stages, through to its consumption.

Brazil’s commitments to promoting production of and access to healthy and sustainable food and to structuring family arming:

  1. Provide targeted and continuous technical assistance and qualified rural extension to 1 million family farming families, including technical assistance and rural extension for rural youth and traditional peoples and communities, ensuring that 50% of people assisted are women and that 30% of the budget is allocated to specific activities of women.
  2. Provide the means to enable 1.8 million microcredit operations, guided and accompanied by the National Family Farming Strengthening Programme (PRONAF).
  3. Enable 1.35 million family farming families to adhere to Harvest Insurance, whereby preferably adherence to insurance is done in the name of rural women.
  4. Provide 390,000 family farmers with Family Farming Insurance, prioritizing the development of new coverage models for family farming segments without coverage.
  5. Encourage 1 million men and women family farmers, agrarian reform settlers and traditional peoples and communities, including rural youth, to use production systems that are agroecology-based, organic or in agroecological transition.
  6. Establish and monitor the National Socio-biodiversity Programme, in articulation with the Interministerial Agroecology and Organic Production Chamber and with the National Agroecology and Organic Production Commission.
  7. Provide the means for rural women to undertake at least 35% of microcredit operations carried out and 20% of the total volume of credit accessed via PRONAF.
  8. Assist 1,500 groups of rural women food producers with integrated technical assistance and rural extension, credit, commercialization and management actions, strengthening agroecological production.
  9. Assist 80,000 family farming youths, ensuring the participation of youth from traditional peoples and community sectors, with specific technical assistance and rural extension for rural youth.
  10. Enable rural youth to access at least 20% of National Family Farming Strengthening Programme credit operations, ensuring the participation of youth from traditional peoples and community segments.
  11. Promote access to and production of varietal and native seeds and seedlings, via the National Family Farming Seeds and Seedlings Programme.
  12. Scale up public purchases of Family Farming produce to R$ 2.5 billion.
  13. Promote an annual increase of 2.5% in financial resources transferred by the National School Feeding Programme allocated to purchasing foodstuffs produced by Family Farming.
  14. Establish a legal framework for reducing food loss and wastage.
  15. Support the structuring of Public Food and Nutrition Security Facilities to receive healthy food, including food produced by Family Farming. 
Resource allocation:
The 1st National Food and Nutrition Security Plan (PLANSAN 2012-2015) enabled Brazil to be taken off the Hunger Map in 2014. The 2nd National Food and Nutrition Security Plan (PLANSAN 2016-2019) is currently in force and is the fruit of a process of intersectoral and participatory discussion. It brings together in an organized manner a set of policies, programmes and actions, having 121 targets, involving actions by 14 Ministries and an annual estimated budget of almost BRL 100 billion.
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