The Right to Food
Author: High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security

The global community is falling short on Agenda 2030’s sustainable development goals (SDG), especially on ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms (SDG 2).

This reports sets out an analytical and conceptual framework and suggests strategic orientations for a radical transformation of food systems.

Drawing on the findings of previous HLPE reports over the past decade, as well as the broader scientific literature, this report’s key messages are:

  • There is an urgent need for strengthening and consolidating conceptual thinking around FSN to prioritize the right to food, to widen our understanding of food security and to adopt a food systems analytical and policy framework.
  • FSN outcomes in recent years show the extent to which the global community is falling short on Agenda 2030 targets, especially SDG 2, and that food systems face a range of challenges – and some opportunities – linked to major trends in the drivers of food system change.
  • Policy approaches and actions for FSN, in light of the diverse challenges facing food systems, will require critical policy shifts and support for enabling conditions that uphold the six dimensions of food security.

The HLPE report stressed the Right to Food Guidelines as a tool to make notable progress to achieve the SDG of the 2030 Agenda, as it was also recognized in the Fifteen years implementing the Right to Food Guidelines publication launched in 2019.

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is the sciencepolicy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which is, at the global level, the foremost inclusive and evidence-based international and intergovernmental platform for food security and nutrition (FSN).


Region: Global

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