The 2009 World Food Week hosted two important events in which the right to food was at the centre of the discussions relating the current crisis.
On October 15th, Mr. Jacques Diouf, Director General of FAO, Mr. Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Department and Ms. Barbara Ekwall, team leader of the right to food, launched the Right to Food Methodological Toolbox: a practical publication containing six volumes covering a wide range of topics such as assessment, legislation, education, budgeting and monitoring in order to implement the right to adequate food at national level.
During his intervention, the Director General stressed the important role of the right to food as an essential means to overcome the current food crisis and said that even if it represents a big challenge, the implementation of the right to food at national level was possible in the long term. In that sense, the Toolbox provides the operational assistance that all countries and stakeholders need in order to know HOW this major goal can be achieved.
For more information, see the event website.