Right to Food: Value Added for Food Security Work and Priorities for Action

Author: Barbara Ekwall (FAO Right to Food Team)

Flyer, 2009.

The right to food is a basic human right enshrined in international law. It is the right of very person to have continuous access to the resources that are necessary to produce, earn or purchase enough food not only to prevent hunger, but also ensure health and well being.

The right to food not only addresses the final outcome of food security for all, it also proposes ways and tools by which that goal is reached and achievements maintained in a sustainable manner. The right to food approach contributes to increased efficiency and sustainability of hunger reduction strategies, policies and programs by putting emphasis on the principles of participation, accountability, non-discrimination, transparency, human dignity, empowerment and the rule of law. The realization of the right to food tackles the social, political and cultural root causes of hunger. This flyer focuses on the right to food guidelines and food security and explains the value added of the right to food. In addition, the flyer also clarifies a framework for action.

Available in English.

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