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

Regional organizations hold a key place in the food security governance structure as they perform essential functions that guarantee the smooth linkages between global and local levels. These organizations are critical for ensuring that policies at national, regional and global level are coherent and adhere to the right to food. Regional organizations are thus well placed to help translate human rights standards and principles into practical policy guidance and other actions in support of the application at national and subnational levels. They nurture global debate with salient issues and lessons learnt at local level and can be extremely helpful in contextualizing and disseminating outputs from global to local level.

The project addressed the regional food security governance through existing and emerging regional and sub-regional efforts. It aimed at providing regional organizations and ongoing regional initiatives and programmes with capacity and tools to advance the integration of the right to food and good governance in food security initiatives.