Founders

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José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva has contributed more than 30 years of academic, professional and political knowledge on issues related to security, food and rural development. In particular, as the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2012-2019, he implemented the experience garnered with the Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) program in Brazil, which he conceived and later led while serving as Extraordinary Minister of Food Security and Fight against Hunger during the first government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Walter Belik

Walter Belik is a retired Full Professor of Agricultural Economics at Unicamp’s Institute of Economics. Prof. Belik was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University College, London, in 1993; at the Department of Agriculture & Natural Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003 and Guest Lecturer at the University of Kassel, Germany, since 2014. He served as Coordinator of the Center for Food Studies and Research (NEPA) at Unicamp for five years.

From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of CONSEA – National Council for Food and Nutritional Security. In 2007, he started to coordinate the Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger Initiative, a project based at the FAO Regional Office (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) where he remained until 2008. Prof. Belik also participates as an expert on the United Nations Committee on World Food Security’s High Level Panel of Experts. In 2014, he participated in the creation and coordinated (until 2017) the Unicamp Confucius Institute. He is currently a member of the Academic Council of the Center for Studies on China at Unicamp in partnership with CASS – Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

In the academic field, Prof. Belik has published more than 200 scientific articles in national and international journals in addition to books, book chapters and publicity texts. Since 2013 Prof. Belik is a member of the High Level Panel of Experts of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security. He works as a volunteer and is an advisor for the Food Bank of Associação Prato Cheio and of “Save Food Brasil”.

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Ana Claudia Santos

Graduated in Geography at PUC-SP, Master in Territorial and Environmental Planning at UFF, and specialist in environmental analysis and assessment at PUC-Rio.

Worked on the Food and Nutrition Security Project at the Citizenship Institute, and on the Federal Government’s Food and Nutrition Security Policy since 2003, ahead of the formation and resettlement of CONSEA, and in the organization of the 2nd National Conference on Food and Nutrition Security.

She worked as a consultant for FAO in projects such as technical cooperation to support the implementation of the Zero Hunger Program as the main technical consultant. Also as a consultant in the formulation of the National Plan for Food and Nutritional Security 2012-2015 in technical support with the SAN Secretariat in the MDS. She later worked as a researcher at Ibase in the research on “Family Farming, school meals and the relationship between the human right to adequate food”.

He is currently a listener in the PhD course Theories of Development, of the Doctoral Program of CPDA-UFRRJ.

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Flavio Borges Botelho Filho

Agronomist from the University of São Paulo (1973), Master in Economics from the Federal University of Bahia (1979) and a PhD in Economic Science from the State University of Campinas (2001). Retired professor at the University of Brasilia.

He worked in teaching and research in the area of ​​economics and public policies.

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Fátima Cassanti

Graduated in Food Engineering at Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV, with an specialization in Controllership and Public Finance at AVM Educacional.
She served for 4 years as General Coordinator for the Promotion of Food and Nutrition Programs in the planning, development and implementation of public policies for access to healthy food directed to vulnerable populations through the implantation of units of Popular Restaurants, Food Banks and Community Kitchens, under the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger (MDS), across the country.

Coordinated the implementation of public policies to promote family farming in the Federal District through the Agriculture Food Acquisition Program (PAA) and the Agriculture Production Acquisition Program (PAPA / DF) with the Agriculture and Emater / DF Secretariat .

She contributed to the Network for training public managers in Food and Nutritional Security (RedeSAN) linked to the Support Foundation of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (FAURGS) while, teacher and tutor, teaching the subjects of Environmental Management and Public Equipment Management Food and Nutrition. She has worked for years in the private sector with a focus on broad management and currently operates as a consultant in business process management (BPM).

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Clara Levin Ant

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at USP in 1975. Strategic Planning Course for Government at Unicamp coordinated by Walter Barelli.
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at PUC Campinas between 1977 and 1993.

Director of the Union of Architects of SP and of the National Federation of Architects. Founder of the state CUT of SP and of the National CUT integrating its direction from 1983 to 1988. State deputy, from 1987 to 1991, leader of the PT in the Constituent of SP.

Advisor to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at PT and at Instituto Cidadania, before his term; in the presidency of the Republic from 2003 to 2010 and after his term in office at the Lula Institute, from 2011 to 2016.
She is currently an advisor to the Lula Institute.

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Emiliano Milanez Graziano da Silva

Graduated in Agronomic Engineering at ESALQ / USP in 1999, MBA in Marketing at FGV Ohio University, MBA in Project Management at FIA / USP, Master in Sustainability at FGV.

He worked in the three sectors, as manager of Food Security and social mobilization programs in the city halls of São Paulo and ABC Paulista. He was responsible for the sustainability department of a multinational company and consultant for organizations in the Third Sector of Fair Trade, Agroecology, Permaculture, Family Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Resource Mobilization and Sustainability at national and international level.

Currently serves as a Sustainability consultant as a Business Strategy.