The Right to Food


Safeguarding schoolchildren’s nutrition is a human rights issue.

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Respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights in and through agricultural investments is essential to end hunger and build resilient food systems. 

Food is a human right. Yet hundreds of millions are still going to bed hungry. FAO´s Right to Food Guidelines recommend how to take action, so that everyone has access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and affordable food every day.

The FMM programme on "Evidence-based policy, global instruments and knowledge products" has a relevant component on the right to food. This focuses on development on advocacy and training materials to enhance policy coherence in the joint application of global instruments (CFS-RAI, RtF, SSF or VGGT ) in the different countries, and contribute to implement more inclusive governance and coordination mechanisms.


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The latest FAO + Spain Report highlights the cooperation between FAO and Spain in the last ten years, mainly in the fisheries sector and in the promotion of policies for the right to food, the protection of plant genetic resources and the improvement of food security.

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Consumer organizations represent the interests and concerns of consumers. They empower and increase consumers’ understanding of their rights, including the right to adequate food. Consumers have a key role in changing our agri-food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Michael Fakhri, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, underlined in this video message, delivered ahead of side event CFS 47, the linkages between environment, people´s rights and government.

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