The Right to Food

Let these right to food-related resources update you in March!

News - 25.02.2021

"Every individual and every organ of society … shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms." - Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.


The right to food is a complex area. There are many dimensions interrelated, actors and processes involved, diversity of visions, subtle difference between concepts or emerging issues.

In order for every person to be able to fulfil the right to adequate food, or to advocate for its implementation, an understanding of certain issues and skills are needed.  

The materials available on this page are studies, platforms and other resources that have been recently published not only by FAO but also other entities. The selection of items has been made by the FAO Right to Food Team. 

Over 2021 FAO will be posting an update of these resources.

We hope you find them useful and enjoy this food for thought!


Selection of right to food-related resources in February

Urban food systems governance: current context and future opportunities | World Bank-FAO

Making Better Policies for Food Systems| OECDE

FAO Policy on Gender Equality 2030-2030  | FAO

SDG Good Practices | UN

Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss | Chatham House

From the Field: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change| UN

Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition | Committee on World Food Security


Related to COVID-19

Gender, COVID-19 and Food Systems: impacts, community responses and feminist policy demands| CSM

Enacting Resilience: the Response of Local Solidarity-based Partnerships for Agroecology to the Covid-19 Crisis | Urgency

COVID-19 Working Paper: International Food Security Assessment, 2020-2030: COVID-19 Update and Impacts of Food Insecurity | USDA

Household wellbeing and coping strategies in Africa during COVID-19 – Findings from high frequency phone surveys| CMI

The Impact of COVID-19 on Middle Eastern and North African Labor Markets| ERF

Share this page