FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Legal Briefs for Parliamentarians in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Development Law Service of FAO, together with the “Project to Support Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean 2025 Initiative” held by the Spanish Cooperation and FAO alliance, has developed a set of seven Legal Briefs for Parliamentarians in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Covering seven different areas of development law that directly impact upon the realization of the right to adequate food, the briefs provide useful and succinct information on the relevant international legal framework as well as examples of regulatory best practices within the region. Each brief also includes an action checklist for Parliamentarians to strengthen national regulatory frameworks in the seven areas of law.

The briefs also highlight the strategic role that the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger of Latin America and the Caribbean has played in the region and invite interested Parliamentarians to join these alliances to support the fight against hunger and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2.

The topics addressed are:

  1. Right to adequate food in constitutions http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0448en
  2. Framework laws on the right to adequate food http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0447en
  3. Legislating for adequate food and nutrition in schools http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0442en
  4. Enabling legal environment for the responsible governance of tenure http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca9944en
  5. Enabling legal environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0444en
  6. Legislative      approaches to improve nutrition http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0492en
  7. Legal measures to eradicate rural poverty http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb0579en

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