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Food Security

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 447–460 | Cite as

The politics of the internationalisation of Brazil’s ‘Zero Hunger’ instruments

  • Carolina MilhoranceEmail author
  • Marcel Bursztyn
  • Eric Sabourin
Original Paper

Abstract

Brazil became a prominent player for policy dialogue on food security and social protection in the 2000s and started to share its policy instruments with developing countries. However, the consequences as well as the mechanisms of such political effort have been little analysed. This paper draws on the case of Mozambique to examine the adoption process of Brazil’s instruments of public food procurement from family farmers and home-grown school feeding. It shows that despite political and institutional constraints at the national level to adopting the initiatives in Mozambique, local actors managed to adapt them to their contexts. It aims to contribute to recent policy transfer literature, which is particularly interested in the role of ‘translation’ mechanisms in the circulation of policy ideas and practices across nations.

Keywords

South–South cooperation Policy translation Policy transfer Brazil Mozambique Food security 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank the participants of the International Conference of Public Policy held in Milan in June 2015 who provided insights that greatly assisted the reformulation of the first draft of the paper, presented during the conference. An earlier version of this research is also available in the online proceedings of the conference.

Funding

This work was supported by the Regional Council of Ile de France (France); Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES); French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD).

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of BrasiliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.French Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD)MontpellierFrance

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