English Right to Food Case Study: Canada IGWG RTFG /INF 4/APP.2
 Subtitle of the publication
   EnglishStudy conducted for FAO in support of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Elaboration of a set of Voluntary Guidelines for the Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the context of National Food Security
   EnglishThis case study examines the human right to adequate food in the context of national food security within Canada. The right to food is explored from the competing perspectives of moral obligations (charity), political commitments by the state and justiciability as a legally enforceable claim. It assesses the extent to which a rights based approach has been applied to three policy sectors (agriculture/fisheries, nutrition and health and economic and social policy). The study finds that the right to food exists in Canada and that, at a national level, the country is food secure. Yet there are serious disconnects between the cl aims and rhetoric of Canada‚Äôs right to food approaches and their full implementation.
Author(s)Riches, G.
Publisher if not FAOFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Type of publicationCase Study
Publication year2004
Job numberAH257/
Right to food categories National Legislation
Food Security analysis
Situation analysis
Rank Northern America
Country Canada
South Africa
File name AH257.pdf