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Food sovereignty and right to food

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Capacity building material for the realization of farmers rights in Malawi: farmers' rights related to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Malawi
J.C. Posada / Development Fund, Norway 2015
The capacity building material on Farmers’ Rights is framed within the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, ...
Ten Years of the Right to Food Guidelines: Gains, Concerns and Struggles
Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014
This report argues that food security and human rights remain deeply threatened by concentration of land ownership, corporate domination of food systems and policy incoherence. It discusses key policy processes and highlights the incr...
Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2011
The food price crisis of the last decade provided an impetus to the discussions on sustainable development of agriculture. What has since emerged is the belief that agricultural policies need to be revamped to meet the growing demands...
Discrimination and food rights
UN Human Rights Council 2010
This study on discrimination in the context of the right to food was produced for the fourth session of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council held in February 2010. The study covers discrimination in terms of regi...
Guidebook on the technologies and options for adapting to climate change in the agriculture sector
X. Zhu (ed); R. Clements; J. Haggar / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2011
The agriculture sector faces the challenge of providing adequate food to a growing world population. There is limited scope to expand arable land, and unpredictable weather, floods, and other disastrous events make food production eve...
Food production and the food system must assume a higher priority in political agendas across the world
Foresight UK 2011
The global food system will experience an unprecedented combination of pressures over the next 40 years. Global population size will increase and competition for land, water and energy will intensify, while the effects of climate chan...
Famine and policy in Ethiopia
A.A. Vadala / Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway 2008
This paper explores the extent to which human rights, democracy, and political contracts can be useful to provide the major explanations of – and prevention approaches to – famine in Ethiopia. The paper states that famine ...
What can national governments do to reduce food insecurity in eastern and southern Africa?
M. Skjelsbaek (ed) / Norwegian Church Aid 2007
There is an increase of food crises and hunger emergencies in Eastern and Southern Africa, caused by a combination of climate change, conflicts and political factors. The complexity of today’s hunger in Africa means there is no ...
Governments and donors must do more to improve nutrition of women and children
L. Haddad / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2008
Current high world food prices serve as a reminder of the vulnerability of large parts of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to hunger and undernutrition. Good nutrition status for children and adolescent girls is fundamental for attai...
Tackling child malnourishment in India: an analysis of inter-regional disparities
K. R. G. Nair / Right to Food Campaign, New Delhi 2007
In spite of recent economic growth, India maintains one of the highest proportions of undernourished children in the world, partly owing to the highly uneven nature of its development. This paper provides a detailed analysis of inter-...
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