Agricultural Development Economics


The right to adequate food and indigenous people
How can the right to food benefit indigenous peoples?
Lidija Knuth
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This paper analyses how right to food is relevant to indigenous peoples and how the implementation of the right to food can benefit them. It provides an overview on the international legal framework of indigenous peoples’ right to food and discusses issues of concern from a right to food perspective. The purpose of this study is to inform indigenous peoples, UN staff working on indigenous peoples’ issues or the right to food, development practitioners and academia interested in these issues. This paper focuses on the analysis of the right to food from an indigenous peoples’ perspective. It addresses the main issues of concern to indigenous peoples that crosscut the right to food – including access to natural resources, intellectual property rights and the environment.