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Belém City Hall celebrates partnership with Escolhas

The Escolhas Institute and Belém City Hall signed a Cooperation Agreement for the development of studies and analysis in the capital city of the state of Pará. Studies are already planned for 2022 on Belém’s food system as well as how urban agriculture in the city can be organized as a strategy for fighting poverty and food insecurity in post-Covid times.

The City’s Economic Secretary, Apolônio Brasileiro, and the City’s Environmental Secretary, Sérgio Brazão, as well as the executive director, Sergio Leitão, and the portfolio manager, Jaqueline Ferreira, who represented Escolhas, took part in the signing.

“With the formalization of the partnership, our studies can support the creation of policies to encourage local food production,” Ferreira emphasized. Belém is the second capital where Escolhas has developed studies on urban agriculture, its possible effects and consequences. The first was São Paulo and related studies can be found here and here.