Learn About the Council
The National Council on Food and Nutrition Security (Consea) is an instrument of articulation between the government and civil society for the proposition of guidelines for actions to be taken in the areas of food and nutrition.
Founded in January 30th, 2003, the Council has a consultancy character and advises the President of the Republic on the formulation of policies and the definition of orientations for the country to guarantee its human right to food.
Due to its consultancy and advisory character, the Council is not, and can not be, an administrator nor an executor of programs, projects, policies or systems.
Inspired in the resolutions of the National Council on Food and Nutrition Security, Consea follows up and proposes different programs, such as the “Bolsa Familia” (Family Welfare), School Meals, Acquisition of Family Agriculture Food and Food and Nutrition Vigilance, among many others.
Consea stimulates society’s participation, in the formulation, execution and follow up of food and nutrition security policies. It considers that society’s organization is an essential condition for social conquests and for the permanent super action of exclusion.
Consea, for the period of 2012/2013, is formed by 57 counselors (38 representatives of the civil society, 19 State Ministers and representatives of the Federal Government), as well as 28 observers.