Publications

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Food Price Volatility and the Right to Food

Right to Food Policy Brief No. 1, 2011.
High food price volatility has a negative impact on food security and this volatility affects vulnerable groups. Putting the Right to Food principles into practice can help to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the majority of policy tools being implemented to confront and reduce prices volatility.
Available in English, Español.

POLICY BRIEFS
Situation Analysis,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition
   

Right to Food – Making it Happen
Progress and Lessons Learned through Implementation

Right to Food Publication, 2011.
This publication brings together the practical experiences and lessons learned during the years 2006 to 2009 with the implementation of the right to food at country level. It looks at how the right to food has been integrated into policy planning, strategy formulation, programme design and legislative processes throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia. Available in English, Français, Español.

STUDIES
Assessment,Capacity Development,Legal Issues,Monitoring,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition
   

Constitutional and Legal Protection of the Right to Food around the World

Right to Food Study, 2011.
This Right to Food Study from 2011 reviews the legal protection of the right to food at national level, through constitutional provisions, national legislation and the direct applicability of international law.
Available only in English.

STUDIES
International Law,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition,Legal Issues,Obligations,National Legislation
   

A Responsible Governance of Land Tenure:
an essential means for realizing the right to food

Right to Food Study, 2010.
This Right to Food Study illustrates the legal significance of the Right to Food at national level and provides a series of concrete examples of the implementation of human right principles, the Right to Food, and State obligations regarding land tenure systems, food policies and institutional frameworks.
Available in English and Español.

STUDIES
International Law,Policy,Food Security and Nutrition,Legal Issues,Obligations
   

Right to Food Assessment Philippines – Executive Summary

Report, 2010. Executive Summary.
This Executive Summary explains the rationale and objectives of the Right to Food Assessment Philippines. In addition to a short overview of the three studies in the assessment, the summary also provides a profile of hunger and an analysis of its underlying causes. Available only in English.

REPORTS
Analysis,Food Security and Nutrition,Food Security Analysis,Policy,Legal Issues,Monitoring,National Legislation
   

Right to Food Assessment Philippines – Causes of Hunger (1/3)

Report, 2010. Component 1/3.
This first component of the Right to Food Assessment Philippines covers 3 areas:
1) Monitoring the hungry and food insecure; 2) Profiling the hungry and the food insecure and 3) Identifying the causes of hunger and food insecurity.
Available only in English.

REPORTS
Monitoring,Food Security and Nutrition,Food Security Analysis,Situation Analysis
   

Right to Food Assessment Philippines – The Filipinos’ Right to Food (2/3)

Report, 2010. Component 2/3.
This second component of the Right to Food Assessment Philippines covers an assessment that will ascertain whether legal provisions are implemented to guarantee the right to food and to what extent the legal framework of the Philippines influences (positively or negatively) the food insecurity situation of the vulnerable groups. Available only in English.

REPORTS
Policy,Legal Issues,Food Security and Nutrition,Food Security Analysis
   

Right to Food Assessment Philippines – Social Protection to Secure the Right to Food of Every Filipino (3/3)

Report, 2010. Component 3/3.
This third component focuses on two main areas of concern
1) Long run food sustainability and 2) Immediate food requirements.

Available in English.

REPORTS
Analysis,Food Security and Nutrition,Food Security Analysis
   

Fighting Hunger: The Right to Food Way
Right to Food Assessment in Bhutan: Looking at policies, legal framework and institutions

Paper, 2010.
This report provides background information about Bhutan and a summary of the essential elements of the right to food concept followed by an analysis of the household level food security status and its driving factors. Furthermore, an analysis of the policy, institutional and legal framework relevant to food security governance and accountability mechanisms at national and sub-national levels and future recommendations are provided. Available only in English.

REPORTS
Food Security and Nutrition,Food Security Analysis,Situation Analysis,Legal Issues,Assessment,National Legislation
   

The Right to Adequate Food

Joint FAO-OHCHR Fact Sheet No. 34, 2010.
This Fact Sheet explains what the right to adequate food is, illustrates its implications for specific individuals and groups, and elaborates upon State parties’ obligations with respect to this human right. The Fact Sheet also provides an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.
Available in English, Français, Español, 中文, العربية

TRAINING AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS
Training,Advocacy,Legal Issues,International Law,Food Security and Nutrition
   
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