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25.05.2016Seminar 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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16.05.2016Presentation 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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01.04.2016Launch 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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25.03.2016The 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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22.03.2016Research 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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25.11.2015South 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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14.10.2015CFS42 Side Event "The International Food Security Treaty (IFST)"

This side event aimed at stimulating the discussions on how the adoption of the International Food Security Treaty (IFST) would bolster food security measures by national and intergovernmental groups and NGOs to catalyze a drastic reduction in world hunger.

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07.10.2015Launch of the publication “State food provisioning as social protection"

The publication State food provisioning as social protection – Debating India’s national food security law, presented by the author Mr Harsh Mander, provides an overview of the most important debates which ensued in the four and a half years of the official writing of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013). The Act is legally binding for national and federal state governments to further extend the outreach of social protection to the country’s population.

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31.08.2015Bolivia 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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28.08.2015The South Asia Right to Food Conference ends with the elaboration of Dhaka Declaration

More than 2000 participants (from the governments, civil society, NGOs and International organizations) six countries from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bhutan) were gathered from May 30th till June 1st 2015 for the first South Asia right to food conference, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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