Defining the Nutritional Problem in Colombia during the Cold War: Science, Public Health, and Development Politics and Policies, 1940-1960

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The project seeks to analyse how a field of research and intervention on food and health took shape in Colombia during the early Cold War context (between 1940 and 1960). Drawing on the historiography of global health, science and technology studies and governmentality studies, in this project I want to analyse the influences exerted by international development institutions on the way(s) of conceiving and intervening the nutritional problem in Colombia, as well as the relations, tensions and negotiations that took place between these institutions and the Colombian government.
and negotiations that took place between these institutions and local agencies and experts involved in the food issue. I will also explore the concrete practices of nutritional knowledge production and food intervention design and implementation that took place as a result of the aforementioned institutional relationships.
Effective start/end date8/5/1912/6/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • International


  • Bogotá D.C.


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