Spaces for dialogue as a strategy to integrate the right to food in rural municipalities of Latin America: Recommendations for establishment and strengthening
This report in Spanish (PDF) from FAO provides guidance to authorities and municipal officers to establishing and strengthen policy dialogue between municipal governments and civil society. This is done as a strategy to integrate the obligations and principles of the right to food in rural municipalities related to food and nutrition security in Latin America. The report focuses on the implementation of two principles; participation and empowerment. These are seen as fundamental principles for the establishment and operation of spaces for dialogue. These principles are seen as the basis to discuss and develop other right to food principles. From the experiences of municipalities in Latin America, the advantages, limitations, achievements and challenges of the dialogue spaces are described. The conditions and processes for the creation, organization and dynamics of spaces for dialogue are also presented. Activities that can be carried out to promote greater participation and empowerment of local actors, especially women, are proposed. The report concludes with proposing actions that can be taken to respect, protect and fulfill the right to food and questions are suggested that can guide discussions within spaces for dialogue.
Published in 2015