Methodologies for Implementing the Right to Food

Methodologies for Implementing the Right to Food

This course, entitled “Methodologies for Implementing the Right to Food”, is part of the "Right to Food Curriculum outline" developed by FAO to support the progressive realization of the human right to food.


This course describes a series of analytical, educational and normative methodologies that offer guidance and hands-on advice on the practical aspects of the right to adequate food.
It covers a wide range of operational issues such as assessment, legislation, advocacy, education, budgeting and monitoring of this human right.

  • The course consists of 6 lessons, of approximately 35 to 45 minutes duration each, for a total of about 4 hours of self-paced instruction.
  • Each lesson achieves a specific set of learning objectives, using interactive step-by-step instructions and exercises which help reinforce what is being explained.
  • Each lesson includes a list of relevant online resources and additional reading. A series of documents relevant to the right to food are also provided.

Target Audience

The major learner groups for the curriculum includes:

  • Legislators and their staffs.
  • Policy decision-makers; politicians.
  • Civil Servants: planners, technical staff in public institutions.
  • Human rights institutions.
  • Courts and legal officers.
  • NGOs engaged in right to adequate food work.
  • Social movements.
  • Technical cooperation agencies; international financial institutions.


This course provides an interactive self-paced learning environment in which learners can understand the concept of the Right to Adequate Food.
In order to support this, the course uses the latest instructional methods in
e-learning such as storytelling, illustrative case studies, simulations and demonstration, as well as interactive tests and practice exercises.
A wide range of resources are included.