Food autonomy a paradigm shift in the design of public food policies to guarantee the right to food in the urban environment

  • Restrepo Yepes, Olga Cecilia (PI)
  • Gallo Consuegra, Liliana (CoI)
  • Mariaca Ramírez, María Nelly (Research Assistant (Undergraduate Student))
  • Marín Piedrahíta, José Manuel (Research Assistant (Undergraduate Student))

Project Details


The proposed research tries to make a practical approach to the problem of food poverty within cities, especially the poverty belts and with respect to people in street situations. the urban environment supposes a limitation to physical and economic access to food for these populations, for this reason, taking advantage of previous experiences of food production (for example, in urban gardens), adapting them to the needs of each human group, can grant a new perspective for the construction of state food policies, as it would emphasize the empowerment of these groups and the reconstruction of social fabric


To prove whether the initiatives surrounding the concept of food autonomy in urban settings are adequate ways to guarantee the right to food of people in vulnerable situations, contributing better to their personal and social development than programs of traditional assistance . analyze the viability of a paradigm shift in state food policies that tend to design food policies based on the concept of autonomy and sustainability.

Expected results

4 undergraduate students, a paper and a book chapter
Effective start/end date1/04/1930/08/19


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