These briefs explain how the Voluntary Guidelines can be used in practice to implement the right to food. The briefs highlight how a right-to-food approach differs from conventional approaches to development and how it can enhance the latter. They also draw attention to benefits that are likely to result from realizing the right to food. An introductory brief describing the origins nature and relevance of the Voluntary Guidelines is complemented by seven briefs that focus on functional areas such as policy nutrition food safety and consumer protection legal and institutional issues as well as education and emergency situations. The set of briefs is accompanied by an overview of the Voluntary Guidelines the complete text of which may be obtained from FAO.
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