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30.06.2016Conference on the right to adequate food in light of the summer course Zero Hunger is possible

Organized jointly by FAO and the University Complutense in light of the summer course Zero Hunger is possible, a Conference on the right to adequate food took place in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on 28 June. With Her Majesty Letizia in attendance, Juan Carlos Garcia y Cebolla (Team Leader of FAO’s Right to Food Team) emphasized the political nature of the hunger and food insecurity crisis and laid down some avenues to address and overcome those challenges.

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25.06.2016

Right to Food Workshop in Guatemala

Organized jointly by the Institution of the Human Rights Prosecutor (PDH), FAO and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the workshop “Políticas Públicas vinculadas al Derecho a la Alimentación Adecuada y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en Guatemala” took place from the 21 to 23 June in Guatemala.

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20.06.2016

The 10th edition of the Windows on agriculture in Senegal

Organized jointly by FAO Senegal and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), the 10th edition of the Windows on agriculture took place on April 14th 2016 in the context of the Foire internationale de l’agriculture et des ressources animales. This edition examined “How to improve food security and nutrition in Senegal through a human rights-based approach”. The Window on agriculture represents a multistakeholder platform where representatives of State Ministries, local communities, technical and financial partners, civil society actors, producers and research institutes in Senegal.

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25.05.2016

Seminar on the drafting of the Framework Law for Food Security and Nutrition in Costa Rica

To present the current drafting process of the Framework Law for Food Security and Nutrition in Costa Rica, a seminar was held at FAO headquarters on 24 May 2016. The draft Framework Law explicitly recognizes the right to adequate food and reaffirms its justiciability. It also promotes food security and nutrition as a mean to achieve the full realization of the human right to adequate food in the country.

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16.05.2016

Presentation of the study “The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food: The Case of Cambodia”, by Margherita Maffii

On 11 May 2016, the FAO Right to Food Team organized at FAO headquarters a seminar to present the findings of the study “The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food: The Case of Cambodia”. The study, presented by the author Margherita Maffii (Right to Food International Consultant), was undertaken to identify possible approaches for the development of activities on the right to food in the Kingdom of Cambodia, using gender policies and initiatives currently at work in the country as an entry-point.

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01.04.2016

Launch of IFSN Report and International Workshop on the right to food

The global report “RIGHT ON! A Synthesis Report on Right to Adequate Food across Asia, Africa and the Americas” has been launched during a two-day event organized in Rome by the International Food Security Network (IFSN) on 30 and 31 March 2016.

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25.03.2016

The impact of gender policy process on the right to food: the case of Cambodia: validation workshop

A validation workshop was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 22 March 2016 with the aim of reviewing and validating the results of the FAO study “The impact of gender policy process on the right to food: the case of Cambodia”, while at the same time opening a discussion on the Right to Food and its applicability in the Cambodian context, offering examples from other countries where such approach is progressing.

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22.03.2016

Research Center on World Food Governance

Oviedo, Spain – On 1st February 2016, the University of Oviedo in Spain established a Research Center on World Food Governance. The Research Center contributes to gathering and making accessible information pertaining to the physical and economic access to adequate and sufficient food as well as promoting and facilitating access to knowledge and tools on food and nutrition security policy interventions.

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25.11.2015

South Asian Dialogue on the Right to Food successfully concluded in Dhaka

Dhaka – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Oxfam, concluded today the South Asian Dialogue on the Right to Food, an event jointly organized which called for the participation of a multistakeholders platform with members from government, national Right to Food networks of civil society organizations and movements, academia and think tanks, Oxfam and FAO, from four countries in the region India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. FAO and Oxfam say it will promote an emerging right to food community of practice for improved food security in South Asia.

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31.08.2015

Bolivia developed the National Programme on Complementary School Feeding 2015–2020 to implement food sovereignty and Living Well (Vivir Bien)

The new Law on School Feeding of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, adopted in December 2014, aims to ensure the human right to adequate food, to strengthen the development of local production and increase school attendance rates. The Law n. 622 represents a step forward in the development of food sovereignty and the Living Well (Vivir Bien).

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