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

Southern African Development Community (SADC)


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional group of
15 Member States founded in 1980. SADC's Vision is that of a common future, a future within a regional community that will ensure economic well-being, improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice and peace and security for the people of Southern Africa. This shared vision is anchored on the common values and principles and the historical and cultural affinities that exist between the people of Southern Africa.

The SADC Mission is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper co-operation and integration, good governance, and durable peace and security, so that the region emerges as a competitive and effective player in international relations and the world economy.

Within the framework of the project “Support to country-level learning from actions for food security in Southern Africa”, the project will support the component: Towards a Hunger-free Initiative for Southern Africa.

The project strives to build momentum in SADC for a future launching of a regional multi-stakeholder hunger-free initiative for Southern Africa that builds upon existing policies and programmes and amplifies the current political commitment. It will promote good nutrition, feasible technical solution to food insecurity and the right to food as the ultimate goal to be reached.

The project will work closely with SADC to finalize the regional policy and to develop, review and support the operationalization of regional and national COMPACTs; and in other areas to be identified. The main activity will be preparation of a detailed work agenda for such an initiative and a proposal for future funding.