Our Work on the Right to Adequate Food

Design and Implementation of Policies and Programmes

Formulation and Implementation of Policies and Programmes

Policy support is provided to enable countries to design and make adjustments to their national food security and nutrition strategies with a particular focus on good governance and the incorporation of the human right to food.   read more

Legislative Processes

Legal Processes

Support to the development of legal frameworks for right to food and for inclusion of this right at constitutional level.   read more

Capacity Development and Institutional Building

Institutional Building and Capacity Development

Capacity development includes not only the introduction of the human right to food into training activities and education, but strengthening the capacity of the national institutions to improve service delivery at sub-national level and strengthen formulation and implementation of district development plans.   read more



Mainstreaming or integrating the right to food into development policies and practices is valuable for better targeting, efficient programming and implementation and sustainable results. The FAO has been using the right to adequate food as a normative and analytical framework for its work to eliminate hunger. The Right to Food team supports the mainstreaming of the right to food into FAO’s work.  read more

Global and Regional FSN Governance

Global and Regional FSN Governance

Endow global and regional organizations with the capacity to effectively contribute at national level with the formulation, planning, implementation and monitoring of food security and nutrition policies, legislation, strategies, programmes and projects that incorporate right to food principles and apply good governance practices in accordance with the guidance provided by Committee of World Food Security.   read more

CSO engagement

Partnering with Civil Society

Civil society encompasses a wide range of actors - universities, media, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social movements and the private sector. They are all important actors in the realization of human rights, through a variety of activities that empower rights holders and hold duty bearers to account.  
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Assessment and Monitoring

Assessment and Monitoring

Achieving overall economic growth and development goals does not necessarily mean that the human rights of everyone are respected, protected or fulfilled. For this reason, progress towards the realization of the right to food must be assessed and monitored, to track whether performance results and the processes that brought them about are consistent with the rights-based approach, and whether programmes successfully target those in need.  read more