The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

– General Comment 12 (CESCR)

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Conference on the right to adequate food in light of the summer course Zero Hunger is possible

Organized jointly by FAO and the University Complutense in light of the summer course Zero Hunger is possible, a Conference on the right to adequate food took place in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on 28 June. With Her Majesty Letizia in attendance, Juan Carlos Garcia y Cebolla (Team Leader of FAO’s Right to Food Team) emphasized the political nature of the hunger and food insecurity crisis and laid down some avenues to address and overcome those challenges.

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Right to Food Workshop in Guatemala

Organized jointly by the Institution of the Human Rights Prosecutor (PDH), FAO and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the workshop “Políticas Públicas vinculadas al Derecho a la Alimentación Adecuada y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en Guatemala” took place from the 21 to 23 June in Guatemala.

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The 10th edition of the Windows on agriculture in Senegal

Organized jointly by FAO Senegal and the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), the 10th edition of the Windows on agriculture took place on April 14th 2016 in the context of the Foire internationale de l’agriculture et des ressources animales. This edition examined “How to improve food security and nutrition in Senegal through a human rights-based approach”. The Window on agriculture represents a multistakeholder platform where representatives of State Ministries, local communities, technical and financial partners, civil society actors, producers and research institutes in Senegal.

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