Café Coado’s input: a driver of change
How can we build healthier and more sustainable food systems? How can we make them inclusive and empowering, biodiverse and culturally integrated? What models are already being implemented, and with what results?
The answer to these questions is Café Coado, a powerful initiative of the Zero Hunger Institute and the Comida do Amanhã Institute, a Brazilian think tank that supports the transformation of current food systems. Last February, the two institutions decided to share with the world an information tool that they had been using internally for two years and which has become a free-access newsletter that selects the latest news on our food systems. “We are very excited about the possibility of bringing the most interesting, relevant and useful news, and thus contributing to our mission of supporting the transformation of food systems”, says Mónica Guerra, director of the Comida do Amanhã Institute.
Stay up to date while enjoying a cup of coffee
The weekly clipping is now available in English and Portuguese for journalists, academics, practitioners, activists and, of course, the general public. “We need to be informed, because information is the beginning of any transformation”, Guerra points out. The team spends hours searching for news in different information channels, selecting and organizing them into categories, with the objective that dedicating a few minutes once a week is enough to get a global view of what is happening.
Information, key to action
The possibility of involving more and more people in the debate on food systems and the daily increase in the number of subscribers motivate the team to continue betting on this initiative. “It’s very exciting to see that people are increasingly interested in these discussions, that they are tackling difficult issues and that we can, in some way, contribute to this collective change,” adds the director.
Café Coado is a starting point and a great contribution to accelerate change. CEMAS invites you to continue informing and reflecting on what is happening in the world. For if not with information, how can we actively participate in discussions and advocate for better food systems for all? Click here to register.