The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

– General Comment 12 (CESCR)

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Legislators promote the right to adequate food and food security and nutrition in Costa Rica

The Framework Law on the human right to adequate food and food security and nutrition was presented in August to the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica. The Law explicitly recognizes the right to adequate food in the country and establishes the food security and nutrition as a legal right. It also states the government’s obligations to create the necessary conditions to exercise this human right and guarantee food security for all through measurable targets.

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Bangladesh and Nepal exchange experiences

FAO support in Nepal continues to be instrumental in assisting the Government-led efforts in the implementation of the right to adequate food. Through the project financially supported by Norway "Integrating the Right to Adequate Food and Good Governance in National Policies, Legislation and Institutions” started in 2011, FAO role has been fundamental in the constitution-making process since the beginning, through technical input, advocacy and awareness raising.

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