Governance of Tenure

The Right to Food and Tenure - Resources

The Right to Food Guidelines promote increased and equitable access to resources and assets, especially land. They are a basis for improving food and nutrition security among vulnerable rural populations helping to protect the livelihoods of millions of farmers worldwide. Increased access to water, land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources ensures access to adequate food for billions of people giving them access to adequate food, a legal obligation and human right under international law. Furthermore, the availability of food, is a fundamental element of this right and pertains in part to the possibility of feeding oneself directly from productive natural resources. This relationship forms the backbone of the Voluntary Guidelines on tenure, and exemplifies the strong interdependence between tenure resources and the right to food.