The Right to Food

Legal frameworks on school feeding: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Authors: Luisa Cruz and Jorge Ulises González B.

Brief, 2016.

Various countries in the region are currently reviewing their national legislation to develop legal frameworks on school feeding. This brief summarizes and brings the key findings and recommendations contained in the study Analysis of legal frameworks on school feeding: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, undertook upon request coming from CA-4 countries and several regional instances.

The study brings an analysis and an overview of the existing legislation that regulates school feeding in those countries. It also aims at presenting a methodology for the assessment of legal frameworks on that topic. It was developed under the legal component of the project that supports the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative (GCP/RLA/160/SPA), named: Strengthening the legal frameworks to achieve food security and nutrition, financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and implemented by FAO’s Legal Office in collaboration with the Right to Food Team and FAO’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Category: Policy briefs
Keywords: Legal issues, National legislation

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