Two elements are fundamental in order to make substantial and rapid progress towards global food security: coherence and convergence among policies and programmes of countries, donors and other stakeholders when addressing the underlying causes of hunger and, the recognition of the human rights dimensions of food security.
Support for the progressive realization of the right to food is as an effective way of achieving food governance and nutrition security at global, regional and national levels. The CFS’s vision calls for a world free from hunger where countries implement the voluntary guidelines for the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
FAO develops methodologies and analytical tools in collaboration with different stakeholders at global, regional and national levels, to help a variety of actors to foster their work towards the progressive realization of the right to adequate food.
FAO right to food work directly contributes to the increasing number of countries that have included the right to adequate food in their national constitutions, national laws, strategies, and in policies and programmes that aim to fulfil the right to adequate food for all.