Right to Food Methodological Toolbox

The purpose of the Methodological Toolbox is to provide a practical aid for the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines. It contains a series of analytical, educational and normative tools that offer guidance and hands-on advice on the practical aspects of the right to food.
It covers a wide range of topics such as assessment, legislation, education, budgeting and monitoring. It emphasises the operational aspects of the right to food and contributes to strengthening in-country capacity to implement this right.

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Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food

1. GUIDE ON LEGISLATING FOR THE RIGHT TO FOOD

The Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food provides assistance to legislators and lawyers as to how to integrate the right to food into the different levels of the national legislation.
It describes different ways to protect the right to food in the constitution, provides step-by-step guidance on drafting a framework law and, presents a methodology for reviewing the compatibility of sectoral laws with the right to food. A large variety of country examples and experiences related to legislative processes regarding the right to adequate food implementation are presented in the guide.

This book includes a companion CD-ROM, which consists of a Legal Database and a PDF version of the Guide.

Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food (Companion CD)

LEGISLATIVE DATABASE ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD (Companion CD-ROM)

The legislative database covers national legislation referred to and analysed in the Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food. It includes all constitutions, laws and subsidiary legislation which have been referred to in the Guide. Some links to the source websites included in the Companion CD to the Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food have been modified in the meantime, whereas the data in the legislative database refers to the work done for the Guide on Legislating for the Right to Food, which was published in 2009 as a part of the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox.

The LEGISLATIVE DATABASE is available here

Methods to Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food - Volume I

2. METHODS TO MONITOR THE HUMAN RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD - Volume I

This Guide provides different methodologies for monitoring the right to adequate food. It is addressed to technical staff in public sector institutions and civil society organisations responsible for planning and monitoring food security, nutrition and poverty reduction policies and programmes. This guide helps to examine the results and impacts of policies and projects, against specific goals that have been set as desired outcomes for the enjoyment of the human right to adequate food.

Methods to Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food - Volume II

2. METHODS TO MONITOR THE HUMAN RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD - Volume II

This Guide provides different methodologies for monitoring the right to adequate food. It is addressed to technical staff in public sector institutions and civil society organisations responsible for planning and monitoring food security, nutrition and poverty reduction policies and programmes. This guide helps to examine the results and impacts of policies and projects, against specific goals that have been set as desired outcomes for the enjoyment of the human right to adequate food.

Guide on Conducting Right to Food Assessment

3. GUIDE TO CONDUCTING A RIGHT TO FOOD ASSESSMENT

The present Guide provides methodological and operational assistance for governments, civil society and other stakeholders for the assessment of the right to food situation at national level. The guide offers methods for the assessment of the legal, policy and institutional environment in order to understand whether a country is on track in responding to the root causes of hunger. Based on FAO-supported country case studies experiences, its content also contributes to identify what measures need to be taken to address possible gaps.

Right to Food Curriculum Outline

4. RIGHT TO FOOD CURRICULUM OUTLINE

The Curriculum Outline is a unique basis for education, training and advocacy on the right to food. It aims to contribute to strengthening in-country capacity to implement this human right and can be used as a reference guide by university lecturers, teachers, instructors and trainers in developing specific courses or complete training programmes on the right to food. It offers different learning paths that enable them to be more effective in developing capacity for the implementation of the right to food.

Guide on Right to Food Budget Analysis

5. BUDGET WORK TO ADVANCE THE RIGHT TO FOOD

This Guide is a valuable tool for civil society, human right defenders, interested legislators and government institutions as it explores some of the many complex ways that government budgets relate to the realization of the right to food. It provides a 10-steps guidance for the process of building a right to food case, analysing the government budget and presenting a claim. It also examines three case studies in order to draw lessons to understand if a national budget is geared up to the use of the maximum resources for the realization of the right to food.

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