Coherent Food Security Responses: Incorporating Right to Food into Global and Regional Food Security Initiatives


25.03.2013 – More than 60 Members of Parliament proposed a draft Law on Food Sovereignty and Food and Nutrition Security, for the Right to Food in the Dominican Republic. The process began in the first half of 2011, when the Inter-institutional Committee for Food and Nutrition Security, composed of the Ministries of Agriculture and Health and the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger, and with the technical support of FAO, WFP, PAHO and UNDP, started the implementation of 8 Regional Forums...

18.10.2011 – A newly formulated Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Security in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). At the 38th special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan was approved. The Action Plan is to implement the 2010 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy.

05.08.2011 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), assisted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has recently adopted a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy to ensure safe, adequate, nutritious and affordable food for the region’s inhabitants, from a human rights-based approach. Currently, a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan is being developed in order to implement the recently adopted Policy.

26.07.2011 – The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is launching a global and inclusive online consultation to gather feedback for the preparation of its Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF). The consultation is open to all interested stakeholders and will be open from the 26th of July to the 15th of October.

11.04.2011 – A Multi-stakeholder side event on “Realizing The Right to Food: Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Nutrition Security” took place at the Bali International Convention Centre in Bali, Indonesia on 15 March 2011, during the Fourth Regular Session of Governing Body (GB4) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).