The Right to Food around the Globe


This database is a one-stop platform to access the extensive commitments on the right to adequate food made at national level. The search can be performed either by Member Nation or by constitutional recognition.  

For each FAO Member Nation you can find constitutional quotes of relevant articles on the human right to adequate food. Each Country Page will also display the ratification status of some key international instruments, using as sources the United Nations Treaty Collection as well as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; as well as national legal and policy entries explicitly relevant to the realization of the right to adequate food and using as source the FAOLEX database. 

Considering the various approaches undertaken by and the different structures of FAO Member Nations, the methodology for constitutional recognition is applied in a flexible manner. Although legal arguments could be made on the basis of other articles than those presented or national jurisprudence, the scope of this database does not facilitate to go into such details. Besides, some documents are reviewed through their translated versions and not their original ones.  

While there are efforts to make available as much information as possible in different languages, quotes of relevant articles are seen in original languages only when they are available. 

Let´s start your research on the right to adequate food! 

Last updated on 04.01.2021