2009 // Launch of the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox


Envisioned as one of the biggest contributions of FAO to the human right to food after the Right to Food Guidelines, the “Right to Food Methodological Toolbox” provides a practical aid for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security. It contains a series of analytical, educational and normative tools that offer to countries guidance and hands-on advice on the practical aspects of the implementation right to adequate food. Covering a wide range of topics such as assessment, legislation, education, budgeting and monitoring, the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox emphasizes the operational aspects of the right to food and contributes to strengthening in-country capacity to implement this right.

Thursday 15th October 2009
14:30 - 15:00

Lebanon Room – FAO, Rome



14.30 - 14.35
Introduction by Mr Hafez Ghanem,
Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO

14.35 - 14.45
Welcome by Dr Jacques Diouf,
Director-General of FAO

14.45 - 14.55
Presentation of the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox by Ms Barbara Ekwall,
Coordinator, Right to Food, Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA), FAO

14.55 - 15.00
Concluding remarks by the Chairperson