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Les peiples autochtones sont parmi les groupes socio-ethniques les plus vulnérables et les plus pauvres du monde. Ils représentent un pourcentage significatif des personnes exposées à l’insécurité alimentaire, souvent confrontées à la faim chronique et à la malnutrition. Paradoxalement, [...]
   

World agriculture towards 2030/2050

Interim Report. Prospects for food, nutrition, agriculture and major commodity groups
FAO [ 2007 ]
This is an updated version, with extension of projections to 2050, of two of the key chapters (Chapters 2 and 3) of the study World Agriculture: Towards 2015/30 completed in 2002 and published in 2003 (Bruinsma, 2003). Chapter 2 presents [...]
   
Legislative measures for the implementation of the human right to adequate food are highlighted both in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and in the Right to Food Guidelines, There are three distinct legislative areas to consider: [...]
   
Desarrollar una estrategia para poner en práctica el derecho a la alimentación debe comenzar por evaluar la situación actual. La Directriz 3,2 del Derecho a la Alimentación* recomienda que los titulares de obligaciones (los Estados) comiencen con una, “evaluación cuidadosa [...]
   

Right to food and access to natural resources

FOCUS ON series
FAO [ 2007 ]
Until recently, human rights issues have been the domain of lawyers and human rights campaigners while resource access issues were tackled by technical interventions and political mobilization. Today human rights principles and language are being used to support resource access [...]
   

Will buying tropical forest carbon benefit the poor? Evidence from Costa Rica

A. Pfaff, S. Kerr, L. Lipper, R. Cavatassi, B. Davis, J. Hendy, G. Sanchez-Azofeifa [ 2007 ]
We review claims linking both payments for carbon and poverty to deforestation. We examine these effects empirically for Costa Rica during the late 20th century using an econometric approach that addresses the irreversibilities in deforestation. We find significant effects [...]
   
Traditional bioenergy is the dominant source of energy for about half of the world’s population and it is used mainly for cooking. This in itself makes access to bioenergy a right to food issue. Increasingly though, modern bioenergy is [...]
   
Preferential trade agreements are thought of as an important instrument for integrating the developing (DCs) and least developed countries (LDCs) into the world trading system. The Everything But Arms initiative (EBA) of the European Union (EU) and the African Growth [...]
   
Monitoring through the periodic collection, analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of relevant information is critical to know whether progress is being made and whether policies, programmes and other actions by government and other stakeholders adequately address the causes that limit [...]
   

The right to food and access to natural resources

(FOCUS ON series)
FAO [ 2007 ]
Until recently, human rights issues have been the domain of lawyers and human rights campaigners while resource access issues were tackled by technical interventions and political mobilization. Today human rights principles and language are being used to support resource access [...]