The Right to Food

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

News - 01.07.2021

1 July 2021, Rome - "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 cross-cutting issue. 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, sometimes issues in one or more of the six official FAO languages. The selection of items has been made by the FAO Right to Food Team, who aims to share information, provide practical guidance and stimulate debate on various aspects of the right to food.

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

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


Climate change

Scientific review of the impact of climate change on plant pests| IPPC

Social protection and climate change: scaling up ambition |Costella, C., McCord, A., van Aalst, M., Holmes, R., Ammoun, J., Barca, V. 


COVID-19 and national human rights institutions | GANHRI, OHCHR AND UNDP

Human Rights During the Pandemic | Human Rights Measurement Initiative


Digitalización y cambio tecnológico en las mipymes agrícolas y agroindustriales en América Latina  | O. Sotomayor, E. Ramírez y H. Martínez (coords.), CEPAL and FAO (edit).

Fisheries, gender and SIDS

Gender and human rights in coastal fisheries and aquaculture: A comparative analysis of legislation in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu  | Graham A. and D’Andrea A

Indigenous proples

The White/Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems | FAO

Indigenous Peoples’ food systems  | FAO

Private sector

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10:  Tacking sock of the first decade |

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Urban food policies

The co-production of urban food policies: Exploring the emergence of new governance spaces in three Spanish cities |Isabel Vara-Sánchez, David Gallar-Hernández, Lidia García-García, Nerea Morán Alonso, Ana Moragues-Faus


Vision and Strategy for FAO’s Work in Nutrition (infographics) |FAO

The right to adequate food is one of the seven guiding principles of this strategy.

Nutrition and agriculture:

Nutrition and forestry:

Nutrition and Fisheries:

An Introduction to David Lubin Memorial Library at FAO | FAO

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