Building safer and more sustainable food systems in Peru

Think tank: Institute of Development Studies

Author(s): Ricardo Fort; Karine Gatellier

July 20, 2022

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Development Studies looks at food access in Peru.

The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the food insecurity situation of people living in Latin American cities. In Peru, the most vulnerable are facing great difficulties in accessing food, while food market vendors are also struggling to keep their businesses afloat.

Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) partner Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) – a renowned Latin American development research centre based in the country – has been working with the authorities in Peru to support community managed kitchens. These are led by women to provide affordable food to people in poor areas. The team has also been collaborating with the private sector and municipal authorities to improve the functioning of traditional food markets.