The Right to Food
Author: FAO Right to Food Team

Right to Food Publication, 2019

Since 2004, the Right to Food Guidelines have introduced an approach that has influenced the global agenda to eradicate hunger and malnutrition and is relevant to today’s global efforts towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, grounded in human rights and hence recalling the importance of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food.

This publication highlights efforts of a number of countries, organizations, groups, at the global, regional and national level, in taking legislative actions, designing policies and strategies, setting up accountable institutions and bodies, to respect, protect and fulfil this human right. While looking at good implementation practices from the past fifteen years, this review offers concrete examples of how this global normative instrument can still make a substantial and decisive contribution to today’s global challenges and offers six takeaway policy messages to guide our future actions.

As eloquently described in this timely review, the Right to Food Guidelines anticipated the urgency to address today's most pressing global challenges: conflicts, migrations, climate change-connected issues such as drought, water scarcity, natural disasters and hazards -these cannot be solved unless leaving no one behind ceases to be just a motto-. Most importantly, leaving no one behind requires the efforts of a multitude of actors, cooperating, dialoguing,

The book reminds us all of the important role played by FAO as a convening agent and facilitator of policy dialogue, provider of technical support and high-quality knowledge generation hub, to advance the human right to adequate food over the last one and half decade.


Region: Global
Category: Reports
Keywords: Assessment, Food security analysis, National legislation, Analysis

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