Global South

Complex and dynamic, food systems are often interlinked with multiple sub-systems such as trade, health, food security, and more.

The problems of a fragile and unsustainable food system stand strongly intensified in the Global South, with many low to middle income countries facing the effects of increased consumption of meat, growing large public health crises in the forms of widespread malnutrition and obesity, and poor worker’s rights.

When it comes to working on transforming the food system within the Global South, there are challenges specific to that part of our world. It is multicultural, diverse, and made up of many low- to middle-income countries, or LMICs., many countries in the Global South are facing the effects of increased consumption of meat, growing public health crises in the forms of widespread malnutrition and obesity, and poor worker’s rights.

And, although the Global South is primarily involved in the production of goods, whilst the Global North is involved in their consumption, there is a power imbalance between the two regions that are inextricably tied to each other.

Efforts to improve the food system in the Global South need to be generated and implemented in ways that are specific to the contexts of these countries. There is no silver bullet.

50by40 partners with numerous organisations in the Global South, from Brazil to India. We work with them to amplify their voices, create coordinated campaigns, and foster a better understanding of how we can improve global food systems together.

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